Twitter Working On A “Tweetstorm” Feature For The Android App
Social media is often used as a place to vent and express anger, and Twitter is working on a feature for the official Android app that could make it easier to release the rage: a “Tweetstorm.” You see, whilst the social networks can be used to anger management purposes, often the tirade from an angry person is over the 140-character limit. Actually, more often than not! A Tweetstorm is the term given to collating a number of individual Twitter messages into a combined threat, so that when you are ready to tell the world what you think, you can – with a wonderfully flowing series of messages.
Currently, this is technically difficult thing to do, especially if you are seething mad about something. I’ve often wondered if Twitter has deliberately not incorporated a Tweetstorm feature in the stock Android app because by making users manage this manually, it can increase the anger and sometimes the subsequent hilarity!
At this time, Twitter is believed to be trialling a Tweetstorming feature for a select number of users, but we’ve no word on when or if this will go live for all accounts, or if it will be reserved for celebrity type accounts with large numbers of followers. Let’s hope not. As of now, Twitter has explained that it has “No comment to share on the record.” You can check out a couple of images of the prototype feature below.
If you are prone to angry rages via Twitter, and if you find your anger intensified (or perhaps reduced) by carefully having to stage your Tweets, you might be interested in the new Twitter feature. For the rest of us, it’s probably doing to reduce the amusement from seeing a botched Tweetstorm. And it might just increase the number of Twitter users who wished they didn’t say anything in the first place.