Twitter is testing a tweetstorming feature on Android; Here’s how to enable

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Twitter is reportedly testing a new tweetstorming feature on the official Twitter app, and is enabling this feature for beta testers.

Tweetstorming is a popular publishing concept that has been introduced by Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) and enables users on the world’s largest micro-blogging site to tweet content in more than 280 (previously 140) characters in successive tweets.

It’s basically replying to your previous tweets multiple times, that you form a chain of tweets. While it can be done manually, it’s time-consuming and most people prefer an automated way of doing this. Write the whole bunch of text in one-go, publish in one-click and see them sent out as multiple tweets. That’s where third-party tools come in, until Twitter started doing this natively.

Tweetstorming on Twitter Android
Twitter for Android users can now send multiple tweets using this native feature

To get this enabled on your Twitter account, you will have to sign up for Twitter Android app’s beta testing program. To do that, you will have to join this Google+ community first, followed by signing up for the beta program here. Install the latest version of Twitter Android app from Google Play Store, and you should receive a beta update for the app in roughly 30 minutes.

Once that happens, you will notice a new circle button at the bottom right of the tweet composer window on your Twitter Android app. Click on it, and you can compose multiple 280 character tweets at the same time, and tweet them together using the Tweet all button at the top right of the app.

Multiple tweets for tweetstorming on Twitter Android
Sending multiple tweets using the new tweetstorming feature on Twitter for Android

While this is available for Android, iOS counterpart and web version are yet to see this. If beta testing with Android goes well, it’s likely that Twitter will make this available for all users. Meanwhile, Twitter is yet to bring a edit option for tweets.

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