Twit­ter brews up a storm over se­cret fea­ture

The Irish Times - Business - - TECHNOLOGY - twit­­tNavarra

When telling a longer story or ex­am­in­ing an is­sue in depth many Twit­ter users tend to cre­ate a num­bered Twit­ter thread to make it eas­ier for fol­low­ers to read an en­tire se­ries of tweets by re­ply­ing to the pre­vi­ous one, thus con­nect­ing them in se­quence.

This is known as a tweet­storm and is ap­par­ently a new but hid­den and yet to be re­leased fea­ture.

While Twit­ter has de­clined to com­ment on the tweet­storm func­tion a user named Devesh Lo­gen­dran, as re­ported by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra, ap­par­ently stum­bled across this al­leged fea­ture on the An­droid app, tweet­ing out some screenshots as proof.

Should the wait prove too much for ex­cited power users, there is al­ready an app called Storm It, which pretty much does the same thing: if you com­pose one sin­gle para­graph the app au­to­mat­i­cally breaks it into sev­eral 140 char­ac­ters tweets, num­ber­ing and con­nect­ing them as they are posted.

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