In an attempt to boost its user-friendliness, Twitter is constantly reinventing itself. A few weeks ago, the company developers expanded the character limit of tweets. This time, they introduced a new feature that will make it easier for users to write multiple tweets threaded together and publish them in unison.
"We're thrilled to share that we're making it simpler to thread Tweets together, and to find threads, so it's easier to express yourself on Twitter and stay informed," the company announced on December 12 in its official blog.
The new feature sees Twitter users a plus-sign button to compose several tweets in the same window. Twitter will also mark threads with a "show this thread" label so that other people know there is more to read.
Many users were delighted with the new feature.
Wow guys this new Twitter update has a feature to do threads easily and tweet it at once 👏 pic.twitter.com/tYbmEZ7bRH— Karabo Mokgoko 🦄 (@Karabo_Mokgoko) 12 декабря 2017 г.
that is an amazing feature! i think better than 280— xxxx (@linamaraca) 13 декабря 2017 г.
Much needed because I always screw up threads. 🙃— Cait Lin (@wilsocai617) 13 декабря 2017 г.
Several people insisted they now need an edit button like never before.
Great! Let's hope they throw in the edit button while they're at it…— Ruby Rockstar 🇺🇸 (@RubyRockstar333) 12 декабря 2017 г.
but editable tweets— Kyle Seth Gray (@kylesethgray) 12 декабря 2017 г.
However, a lot of netizens considered the novelty was unnecessary and will only blow Twitter's reputation as a place for quick and brief thoughts.
Some thoughts on why threads will destroy Twitter… 1/234— Anthony De Rosa 🗽 (@Anthony) 12 декабря 2017 г.
US computer company Twitter launches "threads," new feature allowing computer people to bombard one another with ever more useless drivel of no concern, as well as vicious slanders;— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) 12 декабря 2017 г.
The network was flooded with messages that ask the service to "ban Nazis" instead of adding unwanted changes. Similar "protests" by the platform's microbloggers have been held for months in an effort to draw greater attention to the issue of hate speech and harassment on the platform.
We noticed the nazis were having trouble getting their most important racist thoughts down in a single tweet, so today we’re introducing Twitter Threads— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) 12 декабря 2017 г.
Dude, we already did this ourselves, how about banning Nazis instead?— Kenny Stewart (@Kenny__Stewart) 12 декабря 2017 г.
I’d prefer you ban Nazis, but hey, THREADS! pic.twitter.com/1PccsMnmCR— Hanukkah Painter 🕎 (@Redpainter1) 12 декабря 2017 г.
Before it was officially launched, the multi-tweet threads feature has been tested for months. The update should be available to all users in "the coming weeks," the company wrote on its blog.