The new feature will allow users to compose a series of separate Tweets, and press a 'Tweet all' button to send all of the Tweets out in consecutive order. Images of the test-version of the feature show the ability to cancel the tweets before they're posted

Twitter confirms it’s testing a feature for tweetstorms 

If Twitter‘s expanded character count wasn’t enough, a new ‘Tweetstorm’ feature is set to land soon.

The feature will allow users to compose a series of separate Tweets, and press a ‘Tweet all’ button to send all the Tweets out in consecutive order.

The feature is being tested on iOS and Android alpha and beta programs, but it is not yet clear when the feature will roll out to all users.

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The new feature will allow users to compose a series of separate Tweets, and press a 'Tweet all' button to send all of the Tweets out in consecutive order. Images of the test-version of the feature show the ability to cancel the tweets before they're posted

The new feature will allow users to compose a series of separate Tweets, and press a ‘Tweet all’ button to send all of the Tweets out in consecutive order. Images of the test-version of the feature show the ability to cancel the tweets before they’re posted

The blog Android Police reported that the new Tweetstorm feature was appearing for some Android alpha app users – a platform for testing early versions of apps.

Twitter confirmed to TechCrunch that the Tweetstorm feature has been in testing on alpha and beta iOS and Android programs – and the version shared by Android police has been tested for weeks.

The news follows Twitter’s recent character limit expansion from 140 to 280 characters.

HOW THE TWEETSTORM WORKS

Each of the new Twitterstorm tweets will be able to support the new 280-character limit, and each will be able to stand alone and can be shared, retweeted or replied to individually.

If the new feature is available to you, you’ll be able to:

Each of the new Tweetstorm tweets will be able to support the new 280-character limit, and each will be able to stand alone and can be shared, retweeted or replied to individually

Each of the new Tweetstorm tweets will be able to support the new 280-character limit, and each will be able to stand alone and can be shared, retweeted or replied to individually

Twitter's new extended character limit, combined with the Tweetstorm feature, will enable people to post much longer thoughts

Twitter’s new extended character limit, combined with the Tweetstorm feature, will enable people to post much longer thoughts

The social network said it hoped the move would stop people having to ‘cram’ their thoughts into 140 characters.

Even without the Tweetstorm feature, Twitter users still compose their own Tweetstorms by posting successive Tweets.

It’s used by everyone from the likes of President Donald Trump, to people telling suspenseful or personal stories.

Each of the new Tweetstorm tweets will be able to support the new 280-character limit, and each will be able to stand alone and can be shared, retweeted or replied to individually.

Images of the test-version of the feature also show the ability to cancel the tweets before they’re posted.

If the new feature is available to you, you’ll be able to hit a ‘+’ button on the right side of Twitter’s compose screen, where you also find the buttons for adding photos, GIFs, polls and geographical location.

Tapping this button allows users to compose separates tweets, and when finished, the user taps the ‘Tweet All’ button to post them all – after which they’re queued and posted consecutively.

The feature may operate differently once it’s actually released, following testing.

Twitter’s new extended character limit, combined with the new Tweetstorm feature, will enable people to post much longer thoughts, and it could cause Twitter news feeds to become clogged with long winded tweets.

TWITTER’S NEW 280- CHARACTER LIMIT

Twitter’s trial of a 280-character limit was expanded to users globally.

The expanded limit was rolled out to users in all languages except Chinese, Japanese and Korean – languages where cramming in tweets is not an issue, the company said.

Twitter users: “Stop Trump from spewing hate on Twitter.”

Twitter: “Here are MORE characters!” pic.twitter.com/Og3JgLlX4n

— CarlitaVictoria (@CastCarlita) September 26, 2017

The social network said it hoped the move would stop people having to ‘cram’ their thoughts into 140 characters.

Many Twitter users reacted took to Twitter to react to the news, with some eagerly awaiting to receive the feature while others criticized it.

People staring at their Twitter character count limit like…. #twitter280pic.twitter.com/cxam0twt6t

— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) November 7, 2017

Some of the key findings of the trial run were:

Twitter's expanded limit was rolled out to users in all languages except Chinese, Japanese and Korean - languages where cramming in tweets is not an issue

Twitter’s expanded limit was rolled out to users in all languages except Chinese, Japanese and Korean – languages where cramming in tweets is not an issue

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