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