How to create a thread on Twitter

Sometimes we need more than one Tweet to express ourselves.  A thread on Twitter is a series of connected Tweets from one person. With a thread you can provide additional context, an update, or an extended point by connecting multiple Tweets together.

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How to create a thread

  1. Tap the compose icon  to draft a new Tweet.
  2. To add another Tweet(s), tap the highlighted plus icon  (the icon will highlight once you have entered in text).
    Note: If you go over the character limit, the text that is over the limit will be highlighted for easier editing before you Tweet. 
  3. To delete any of your Tweets, tap the gray delete icon  To delete the entire thread, tap the blue delete icon 
  4. When you have finished adding all the Tweets you’d like included in your thread, tap Tweet all to post.
    Note: A thread can be saved as a draft by tapping the delete icon  Drafts of threads are distinguishable from a single Tweet draft by indicating the number of Tweets in your thread. Tap View (number of) Tweets to review and or edit any of your drafts prior to Tweeting.

How to create a thread

  1. Tap the compose icon  to draft a new Tweet.
  2. To add another Tweet(s), tap the highlighted plus icon  (the icon will highlight once you have entered in text).
    Note: If you go over the character limit, the text that is over the limit will be highlighted for easier editing before you Tweet.
  3. To delete any of your Tweets, tap the gray delete icon  To delete the entire thread, tap the blue delete icon 
  4. When you have finished adding all the Tweets you’d like included in your thread, tap Tweet all to post.
    Note: A thread can be saved as a draft by tapping the delete icon  Drafts of threads are distinguishable from a single Tweet draft by indicating the number of Tweets in your thread. Tap View (number of) Tweets to review and or edit any of your drafts prior to Tweeting.

How to create a thread

  1. Click the Tweet button to draft a new Tweet.
  2. To add another Tweet(s), click the highlighted plus icon  (the icon will highlight once you have entered in text).
    Note: If you go over the character limit, the text that is over the limit will be highlighted for easier editing before you post.
  3. To delete any of your Tweets, click the delete button 
  4. When you have finished adding all the Tweets you’d like included in your thread, click the Tweet all button to post.

Note: Once you have posted a thread, you can always add additional Tweets from the thread detail page. Simply click or tap Add another Tweet to post additional Tweet(s). This prompt is only visible to the thread author.

How to view threads through your Home and profile timelines

A thread from someone you follow with 2 or 3 Tweets will generally appear on your timeline connected by a line to distinguish them as a bundle. When there are 4 or more Tweets in a thread, the Tweets will be truncated, and you’ll see an option to Show this thread. Click or tap this message to expand the full thread.

Threads on your profile timeline will appear as separate Tweets, in reverse chronological order. Each Tweet that is a part of your thread will have an option to Show this thread to view the thread in its entirety.

More about threads

Direct Messages:

When you share a single Tweet from a thread via Direct Message, the recipient will see the Show this thread option to expand the entire thread for full context.


Notifications:

If you are mentioned in a thread, you’ll receive a notification through your Notifications timeline, a push notification, and/or an email notifications – depending on your settings:

Notifications timeline: Each time you are mentioned in a thread, it will be visible in your Notifications timeline. The Tweet will indicate it is a part of a thread through the Show this thread prompt.

Push notification: Each time you are mentioned in a thread, you will receive a notification to alert you. Additionally, if you have elected to receive push notifications when an account Tweets, you will receive one notification when they send a thread.


Retweets and Quote Tweets:

When you Retweet or Quote Tweet a Tweet from a thread, the Retweet or Quote Tweet will include a Show this thread prompt for people to view the entire thread.

 

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