Twitter's unlaunched feature now allows you to send tweetstorms
Power users of Twitter have always circumvented the 140 character limit in the form of threads of tweets that’s known as ‘tweetstorms’. It’s often only a thing with power users simply because it’s pretty easy to get wrong. But there is, apparently, a feature that makes this process a lot easier.
A Twitter user by the pseudonym of Devesh Logendran saw such a feature and shared it with Matt Navarra, Director of Social Media at TNW. It appears to let you write out what you want without having to break your content down manually, and the Twitter app itself will break them down to chunks of 140 characters for you. If the shared screenshots are to be trusted, it looks like there’s a limit of 352 tweets you can string together into a single thread.
There is no other information on this feature, and according to TechCrunch, Twitter has “no comment to share on the record,” so no one knows if this feature will even be launched. One thing that is certain is that the feature is not currently available for public testing.
We’ve never really understood tweetstorms, as it completely defeats the purpose of Twitter and its 140-character limit. Even more confusing to us is the fact that Twitter made such a feature in the first place, as if it doubts the 140-character limit that it has set itself. But at any rate, we’ll wait for the feature to launch to see if tweetstorms see a massive rise on the platform.