Twitter testing 'Tweetstorm' feature for Android, iOS

By IANS | Updated 17 Nov 2017
Twitter testing 'Tweetstorm' feature for Android, iOS
  • The new feature will allow users to create a chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter's 280-character limit

Twitter is reportedly working on a feature that will allow the Twitterati to easily create chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter's 280-character limit for messages. "Back in September, a developer discovered a hidden feature in Android's Twitter app that would allow you to type out several tweets and queue them to send one by one, making it easier to launch a "tweetstorm" without having to type and send each tweet individually," tech blog Android Police reported late on Friday.

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Back then, the feature wasn't activated yet but it now appears to be going live for some users, the report added. The micro-blogging site was quoted as saying that the tweetstorm feature in being tested in both the alpha and beta programmes on the iOS and Android platforms. Meanwhile, in a major overhaul, the company announced to remove verification badges from users who violate its rules, adding that the micro-blogging platform is reworking on its entire verification system.

"We will continue to review and take action as we work towards a new programme we are proud of," the official @TwitterSupport account posted late on Wednesday. Earlier this week, Twitter suspended its account verification exercise -- a process that gives public figures on the micro-blogging platform a blue check mark next to their names.

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