The virtual forecast calls for storms. Tweetstorms.
Twitter said Thursday that it's testing a function that'll let users fire off a series of linked messages, commonly known as a tweetstorm, in a single blast rather than one by one. The function is currently available to some people testing iOS and Android versions of the app.
The tweetstorm function, spotted earlier by Android Police, was discovered as a hidden feature in Twitter's Android app in September. At the time, Twitter was mum on whether it was developing a feature to help users pack more into their tweeting.
Since then, the social media platform has doubled the length of tweets it allows to.
The testing of the tweetstorm function comes as Twitter wrestles with how it should manage its platform. The company has come under fire for providing a platform to Russian propagandists, hate mongers and everyday harassers.
On Wednesday, Twitter took steps to curb abuses on the platform,from a pair of white nationalists. Twitter has long offered the badge as a way of authenticating accounts that are of public interest, handing them out to public figures and organizations in entertainment, politics, business, sports and the media.
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