Twitter is testing a new feature that will allow users to write lengthy remarks by automatically splitting up their comments into separate posts.
Colloquially known as a “tweet storm,” users often go on tirades or lectures on the social media platform by publishing multiple posts that are all connected to each other or part of the same train of thought. People typically denote that the several, distinct tweets are related to one another and part of a longer commentary, by, for example, writing “1/7,” “2/7,” “3/7” on each respective tweet, according to The Next Web.
Twitter wants to rid of the slightly cumbersome process, and make it easier for people to exhaustively express their deepest thoughts.
The Next Web’s director of Social Media Matt Navara discovered the alleged feature, which was noted by another fellow Twitter user.
But if the feature was ultimately implemented on a wide-scale, the social media company would be in some way undoing it’s original, distinguishing framework, which fosters efficient and succinct communication and social engagement. With the new capability, the tweets would still appear separately, but the communication would no longer be pithy, which would essentially undermine the platform’s underlying ethos. (RELATED: Twitter Stalling As It Fails To Add New Users In Last Quarter)
The company allegedly considered at one point expanding the 140-character limit to 10,000, but eventually nixed those plans. It did decide to stop counting photos and links for the parameters last year, but has resisted other calls for extending its unique ceiling.
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