Twitter adds interesting new features to app
Twitter is trying to take on social media platforms such as Facebook with features such as Threading and Moments which allow users to present their tweets like stories
Twitter is clamping down on users and accounts which do not comply with the company’s new policies for content. At the same time, a bunch of new features have been added to the mobile app, which give users more options to tell a bigger story, something which they could not with standalone tweets.
Twitter has added the option to stitch tweets together. So users can post several tweets at the same time by tapping on the “Add another tweet icon +” at the bottom right of the screen after every tweet. Once the thread is complete, users can publish them by tapping on the tweet button at the top of the page. The threads will appear together and followers can see them by tapping on the Show this thread button. With threads, users can tell a story in an orderly and easily readable format.
The other way to publish their favourite tweets together is through Moments and this feature is now available to users in India. It is similar to the Stories in Facebook but works only with tweets. It allows users to create long-form content involving multiple slides. Users can make their Moments special by adding a cover photo and description to it. Users can create moments in Menu->Moments. To discover Moments published by other users, go to the Search page and scroll down until you come across the Moments section by others.
Recently, Twitter also increased the character limit for a tweet from 140 to 280 to provide users with more space to express their thoughts freely instead of worrying about keeping the size of the post in check.
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