Update to Twitter lists: You can now make up to 1,000 lists (up from 20), and each list can include up to 5,000 accounts (up from 500).— Twitter for News (@TwitterForNews) May 30, 2013
Aiming to please those power tweeters, Twitter announced Thursday that it's expanding its list feature. Now users can make up to 1,000 lists that can each include 5,000 accounts.
This is a significant increase. Before today people could only have 20 lists, each with up to 500 accounts.
Twitter amid much fanfare. The long-awaited feature let users group Twitter accounts together for easy filtration. For example, people could create lists of all of news organizations they follow or tech gurus or quirky ones like food trucks. Without lists, streams of tweets were sometimes impossible to keep up with.
By default, lists are public -- although private ones can be created -- so they can be shared with anyone on Twitter. Other users can then subscribe directly to any public list if they are interested.
When contacted by CNET, a Twitter spokesperson said the reason the company expanded the lists feature was because people get a lot of value out of lists and it wanted to give them a chance to use them more. The spokesperson also noted that the expansion was being rolled out to all users on the social network.
Via The Next Web.
Updated at 5:35 p.m. PT with comment from Twitter spokesperson.