Twitter is one of the most popular social networking platforms that has increasingly gained traction since it has given voice to various movements across the globe and has become one of the go-to places for people to have a conversation on a wide variety of topics and issues.
The micro-blogging site has added several features over the years to enhance the user experience and make the platform more interactive. The two most notable of them are the doubled the number of allowed characters in a single tweet — from 140 to 280 — and the introduction of Threads on the platform, which let users form threads of their tweets that appeared together and became an essential tool for those looking to tell a larger story and won’t fit in a single tweet.
Threads on Twitter has also led to the creation of several apps and services that compile threads on the internet. If you’re new to the platform or aren’t able to figure out how to make a thread, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we explain how you can create a thread on Twitter via a browser on PC as well as the Android and iOS app.
Threads with two or three tweets generally appears on the timeline at once and are connected to each other via a line — so as to appear like a bundle. Threads with four or more tweets are usually truncated with an option to Show this thread at the bottom of the first tweet. Clicking or tapping on this option will expand the thread.
The Show this thread option is displayed at the end of the tweet when it’s shared on Direct Messages on in Retweet and Retweet with comments as well.
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How to create a thread on Twitter via PC?
Click on the Tweet button and follow the steps below to create a thread on Twitter on your browser.
Step 1: Write the draft for your first tweet. Then click on the ‘plus’ sign icon on the bottom-right of the tweet window. Step 2: After clicking on the icon, you’ll see a new window below your first tweet that reads: Add another Tweet. Then write down the second tweet of your thread and if you want to add more, click on the same icon again. You can keep adding tweets to your thread on Twitter in a similar manner. Once your thread is ready, click on the Tweet all button on the bottom-right, beside the ‘plus’ icon. The character limit for each tweet in the thread is the default 280.
How to create a thread on Twitter for Android and iOS?
Tap on the Tweet button and follow the steps below to create a thread on Twitter on Android and iOS. The screenshot below is from the Android app, but it works the same way for the iOS app too.
- Write the draft for your first tweet and then tap on the ‘plus’ sign icon at the bottom right of the tweet window.
- A new window will appear below your first tweet that reads: Add another Tweet. Then write down the second tweet of your thread and if you want to add more, click on the same icon again. Once your thread is ready, click on the Tweet all button on the bottom-right, beside the ‘plus’ icon.
Former Senior Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant has a keen interest in social issues and international relations.