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Twitter testing 'Tweetstorm' feature for Android, iOS

Twitter testing 'Tweetstorm' feature for Android, iOS”

Back then, the feature wasn't activated yet but it now appears to be going live for some users, the report added.

As if upping its character limit to 280 wasn't enough, Twitter is testing a dedicated feature to make it easier for users to tweetstorm. A rep for Twitter told the site that the feature has indeed been in testing in alpha and beta versions on Android and iOS.

I quickly tried the feature out today, and while it definitely makes tweeting long threads easier, there's one major flaw.

Though tweetstorms have always been commonplace among power users for years, Twitter never made the process particularly intuitive for new users, despite their popularity. However, for the people who write in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages, the limit of letters will still be 140 because they require very few characters to write in these languages. This test of the Tweet character was successful and now you can tweet it in 280 characters.

Additionally, combined with the recent 280 characters update, the tweetstorm feature could let people make really long threads or even write entire blog posts as a joke which will bloat up your timeline easily.

Earlier this week, Twitter suspended its account verification exercise - a process that gives public figures on the micro-blogging platform a blue check mark next to their names. This is Twitter we are talking about here, so the feature will most certainly get misused by some users at the beginning.



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