Social threads Twitter makes it difficult to create a thread. You need to break down the entire text into smaller chunks of 280 characters. The company seems to be working to automate the conversion of long-form text to a thread.
Jane Manchun Wong, an app researcher, tweeted that twitter’s composer would automatically split the text into threads if it exceeds the 280 character limit.
Twitter is working on making Tweet composer automatically expand into a thread when the characters count is approaching the 280 characters limit https://t.co/nigChFZ2Yn
Social threads: Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 17, 2022
In a reply to a user (aka her), she stated that Twitter wants to make thread creation easier. Users currently need to click the + button in order to add a new tweet to a thread. This can be annoying if you’re trying to paste information from another document or trying to compose a thought.
The point of this is to make it less frictional so that the user doesn’t have to tap the (+) button every 280 characters.
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 17, 2022
A few people pointed out that it was difficult to post and read threads with more than a few Tweets in the last hours. The one in focus was an 82-tweet-long discussion on the defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
Social threads: Musk responded to these tweets by saying that the team is working to make thread writing more simple
The final details of the implementation are still not known, but Matt Taylor, Financial Times product manager, pointed out that markers will be used to indicate when a tweet is about to end. This allows users to easily edit text so that it doesn’t disrupt the flow of the reading.
People who use this feature will appreciate being able to choose what tweets start and end with. It seems like this feature eliminates that aspect in favor of simplicity.
social threads :This is an engineering solution to an editorial problem that isn’t an engineering problem.
Musk has already addressed the problem of long-form tweets before. Musk stated earlier this month that the social network was working to allow long-form text to be attached to tweets. It is not yet clear if this will be an additional feature or part of the new thread composer.
Third-party solutions such as Typefully, ThreadStart, and Chirr App are used by some users. These tools allow you to automatically divide your post into threads, without breaking the sentence flow, and also provide scheduling features.
The company offers Twitter Blue subscribers an easy method to read threads, thanks to its acquisition of Threader last January. Musk hasn’t mentioned whether he plans to make changes to the average user’s reading experience.
Twitter already offers a long-form writing program called Notes. However, only a few writers have access to it. Musk’s management has not yet made any decisions about the future.
Even though Twitter engineers are working on the feature, it’s unclear when it will be available. Musk, who took over the company, has fired half of the employees.
Many executives have resigned, and Musk’s new boss made it clear that all remaining employees must be “hardcore” or they will go. There is no guarantee that products can be shipped in this environment.
The rollout of Twitter Blue was rushed by the company, which included a verification mark. However, the program was eventually discontinued days later. Musk stated earlier this week that the new Twitter Blue plan will be rolling out later in the month.
Wong discovered code that suggests that Twitter is working to make direct messages encrypted from the beginning.