Twitter May Soon Split Long Tweets Into Threads
Composing a Twitter thread might be difficult since you must divide the entire text into 280-character parts. However, the company seems to be focusing on converting long-form Tweets into a thread automatically.
According to a tweet shared by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, when a tweet exceeds 280 characters, Twitter’s composer will automatically split the text into multiple threads.
As she mentioned in response to a different user, Twitter aims to reduce the friction linked with thread creation.
Currently, users must click the plus sign (+) to add a tweet to a thread and publish the next 280 characters, which may be frustrating when writing an idea or pasting text from another document.
In the recent few hours, Many users have reported issues publishing and reading threads with more than a few tweets.
The thread in question was 82 tweets long and focussed on the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX. Musk responded to these tweets by stating that the team aims to simplify thread writing.
While the final implementation details are unclear, Financial Times product manager Matt Taylor said it would be beneficial to have markers indicating the beginning and end of a tweet within a thread.
It would make it easier for users to change the text without interrupting the reading flow.
Musk has previously addressed the problem of lengthy tweets. Earlier this month, Musk stated that the social network is in the process of launching the feature to add long text to tweets.
However, whether this feature will be separate from the new thread composer is still determined.
Some users rely on third-party solutions like Typefully, ThreadStart, and Chirr App, which allow tools to automatically split your post into threads without interrupting the sentence flow and scheduling capabilities.
Twitter already has a tool for long-form writing called Notes. Still, only a select group of writers have access to it, and its future is uncertain under Musk’s administration.
Twitter is working on a feature to automatically divide the long text into a thread by Ivan Mehta, originally published on TechCrunch.