Additionally, Twitter has also made it easy to spot a Twitter thread. According to a Twitter spokesperson, the limit on the number of tweets you can add via the + button before you publish is 25.
The move builds on the company's recent decision to abandon its traditional 140-character count for 280 characters to allow people more room per tweet - even as the social network struggles to clarify its policies on what is appropriate conduct on Twitter. The feature has essentially become a Twitter convention at this point - and the company has a history of taking inspiration from its user base in developing new features.
Users have adopted the tweetstorm for a number of reasons - to tell personal, suspenseful or amusing stories via Twitter, to connect facts surrounding breaking news, to rant about politics or other issues, or even to just make a longer post more readable and easier to follow. The @reply, the hashtag, and the RT were all launched as official products based on patterns of user behavior, for example. Once you're done with your manifesto, you can tweet everything at once. In theory, you could continue this forever. Expect something of a phased roll out for Threads, as Twitter says that they will be rolling out to iOS, Android, and web over the course of the next few weeks.
Typically, such threads have been relatively awkward to read and post, and the flow of a tweetstorm can be easily broken as other users interact with the individual posts. "Up to this point, when a user wanted to indicate that a tweet was part of a longer story and to expect a thread, they'd put something like "(1/?)" at the end of their tweet.
But Twitter is also in the midst of tackling deeper problems, such as harassment and social conduct on the network, and those aren't going to be addressed by simply giving people more room to express themselves.