How to Make a Twitter Thread in 3 Steps

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How to Make a Twitter Thread in 3 Steps

Twitter is excellent for publishing ideas, news, and GIFs. But the developers designed the platform to help us reach a concise point. Limiting our Tweets to 280 characters, we don’t have a lot of room to share long ideas. But you can make a Twitter thread if you know how.

A Twitter thread is a series of Tweets linked to one another. When other Twitter users see your first Tweet, they can tap it and see everything you have to say in one place. The feature is available to everyone on Twitter, regardless of verification status, and you can create one in a few steps.

Whether you use a web browser or the Twitter mobile app, follow the steps below to make a Twitter thread.

How to Make a Twitter Thread on the Mobile App

The Twitter app makes it easy to Tweet from anywhere. It’s a full-function version of the platform that lets us make Twitter threads quickly. Follow these steps to do it:

Step 1: Tap the New Tweet Icon

Android and iOS users can start typing a new Tweet by tapping the large blue and white + icon in the lower right corner.

Tap the + icon.

Make Twitter thread
Tap the plus sign icon in the bottom right-hand corner.

Step 2: Create a Tweet

Write your first Tweet. Do remember that each Tweet needs to have 280 or fewer characters.

Helpful Hint: You can use a third-party website to type your Tweet and check the characters. This is great because you’ll know where you need to break up your Tweets, and you can check the grammar! Simply copy and paste the text from the third-party Tweet counter on Twitter.

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Type the first Tweet in your thread in the box provided.

Step 3: Tap the Plus (+) Sign

After you start typing, a new, smaller + symbol appears above your keyboard. Tap the + sign to add a new Tweet to your thread.

The initial Tweet will darken, and the new one will say Add another Tweet.

Helpful Hint: Tap the original Tweet if you need to make edits to it before publishing.

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Locate the small blue plus sign icon in the toolbar below your Tweet.

Step 4: Post

Add as many Tweets to your thread as you need. Then, select Tweet All in the upper right corner.

Helpful Hint: Proofread all your Tweets in the thread before tapping the Tweet All button. Only verified users have the option to edit Tweets after publishing. But verified users can only make edits for thirty minutes after posting, and everyone will know that edits were made.

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The “Tweet all” button is in the top right-hand corner of your screen.

How to Make a Twitter Thread on the Web Browser

Perhaps you prefer to use the web browser version of Twitter. If so, you can create a Twitter thread by following these steps:

Step 1: Click the New Tweet Icon

Unlike the mobile app version, the browser version has a menu to the left. The New Tweet icon looks like a feather pen with a + sign.

Open Twitter and click the New Tweet icon in the left menu.

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The new Tweet icon is located at the bottom of the left-hand menu.

Step 2: Create a Tweet

Start typing your first Tweet as you usually would.

Make Twitter thread
Type your Tweet in the box provided.

Step 3: Tap the Plus (+) Sign

When you type your first Tweet, a small + icon will appear in the lower-left corner of the Tweet’s pop-up window. Click the + sign and add your next Tweet.

Helpful Hint: If you need to make edits to a previous Tweet in the thread, click the Tweet. You cannot make edits to a published Tweet if you aren’t verified on Twitter.

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Click on the small plus sign icon that appears in the lower-left corner.

How to Add A Tweet to an Existing Thread

While we can’t edit existing Tweets, we can add to them when they’re already part of a thread. Here’s what to do:

Step 1: Click Show This Thread

Locate the Tweet thread on your Twitter profile. Click Show this Thread at the bottom of the first Tweet in the sequence.

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Click on “Show this thread” in blue text at the bottom of the first Tweet.

Step 2: Click Add Another Tweet

Scroll to the bottom of the thread and click the Add another Tweet button. Then, type your next Tweet. You can click the + icon (as shown above) to add more Tweets or click the Tweet option to submit the next Tweet in your thread.

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Click on “Add another Tweet” at the bottom of the current thread.

How to Delete a Tweet in a Thread

Perhaps you published a Twitter thread and decided that one of the Tweets doesn’t quite fit. You can delete one Tweet in the thread by following these steps:

Step 1: Click Show This Thread

Scroll down your Twitter profile until you reach the thread where you want to delete some Tweets. Click Show this Thread to reveal all the Tweets in the sequence.

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Click “Show this thread” to see all of the Tweets in the current thread.

Step 2: Click the Three-Dot Icon

There’s a three-dot icon in the top right corner of each Tweet (on the mobile and web browser versions). Click the three-dot icon to access the Tweet’s menu.

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Click on the three dots at the top right hand-corner of the Tweet.

Step 3: Click Delete

The Tweet’s menu reveals a series of options. Select Delete at the top of the drop-down menu.

Helpful Hint: You can’t delete an entire thread all at once. Follow these steps for each Tweet in the thread.

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Click “Delete” at the top of the drop-down menu.

How to Add Drafts to a Thread

If you want to ensure that all your Tweets fit nicely into your Thread, take some time to think before posting and edit your Tweets as needed. You can also create a Twitter draft first, then add them to your Thread.

Note: Twitter drafts are device-specific. If you create the drafts on your iPhone, you won’t see them on your computer. Ensure you’re using the same device for drafting and publishing.

Following the steps above to create a Twitter thread, then click or tap the Drafts option. Select the appropriate Twitter Draft. You can add another Draft to your Thread by repeating the steps.

Helpful Hint: If you’re working on a Draft, don’t log out of Twitter, uninstall the app, or clear the Twitter cache. Making changes to the Twitter app can delete your Twitter drafts.

That’s a Thread

As you can see, making a Twitter thread is pretty straightforward. You can use a third-party website to type everything up and make sure it looks perfect before publishing, or wing it and add multiple Tweets.

If you’re a long-winded writer, you’ll love Twitter threads. Threads, introduced in 2017, are perfect for telling stories, giving your followers compelling updates, or keeping your Tweets organized. Regardless of your account type or verification status, you can take advantage of Twitter threads.

For more information on how to make a Twitter thread just check out the video below which will walk you through the process for both desktop and mobile.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I delete an entire Twitter thread at once?

Twitter doesn’t give us the option to delete multiple Tweets at once. As a matter of fact, the company only lets us delete one Tweet at a time. Fortunately, some third-party developers came up with tools to help us delete all (or a few) of our Tweets simultaneously.

Using a service like TweetDeleter, you can easily delete an entire Twitter thread.

However, it’s important to note that you should be wary of letting any third-party service access your Twitter account. Ensure you’re using a reputable service before granting any permissions.

Can I reorganize Tweets in a thread?

No. Your Tweets will forever appear in the order you originally typed them.

What happens if someone Retweets one Tweet in my thread?

If someone Retweets one of the Tweets in your thread, the entire thread will follow but their followers will only see the Tweet they initially posted. However, a Show this Thread option will appear so others can view the full thread.

What happens if I need to delete one Tweet in a thread?

If you choose to delete one Tweet in a thread, the other Tweets will remain in the thread.

Can I edit a thread?

No. But you can add and remove Tweets after posting.

How many Tweets can I add to one thread?

Twitter doesn’t give us the exact information for how many Tweets we can add to a single thread. Many users have stated that we can add 25 to the initial thread. Then, we can go back and add as many as we want after that.

Of course, it’s important to note that Twitter is designed to keep our posts short and concise. A thread that’s too long may not keep your readers engaged. Try to keep them relatively short and engaging.

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