Although Twitter has officially increased the character count per tweet to 280 from the previous limit of 140 characters, it’s still not enough to post long-form contents. That’s why people use Twitter’s threaded tweet feature which allows them to post long-form content by replying to their own tweets. People who spend their life on Twitter know how hard it is to read a big threaded tweet. You have to click on each tweet in a thread individually to expand it, which takes time, and the whole process is really frustrating. Basically, reading a long threaded tweet on Twitter is a nightmare.
But, it doesn’t have to be so. With Thread Reader, a user can easily read long Twitter threads. Thread Reader converts a threaded tweet into a simple blog post where all the tweets are mentioned one-by-one, making it easy for users to read it. In this article, we are going to see, how we can use Thread Reader to easily read threaded tweets:
Use Thread Reader to easily read threaded tweets
As I mentioned above, Thread Reader converts a threaded tweet into a simple blog post giving you an easy and faster reading experience. Thread Reader calls it as unrolling a tweet. There are three methods to unroll a tweet using Thread Reader service, and we are going to look into all of them one by one:
Using Thread Reader Extension on Google Chrome
- The easiest way to use Thread Reader is by using its Chrome extension. First, click on the link to install the Thread Reader Chrome Extension.
2. Now, open your Twitter account on Chrome and find a threaded tweet. Here, click on the down arrow which expands the menu.
3. Now, click on the “Unroll in Thread Reader” option.
4. A new tab will open which will house all the tweets in a blog post, just as shown in the picture below.
The video also shows how you can use the Chrome extension of Thread Reader to unroll and easily read the threaded tweet.
Using Thread Reader Android App
If you prefer to browse Twitter on your phone like most of us do, here is how you can use Thread Reader’s Android app to unroll and easily read a threaded tweet:
- The first two steps are similar. First, launch the Twitter app and find a threaded tweet.
2. Here, tap on the “down arrow” button and then tap on “Share Tweet via” option.
3. Now, scroll down to find the Thread Reader option, and tap on it. You will see that a new link will open which will house all the tweets in an easy to read blog post.
Using Thread Reader Bot
The above two methods are simple and easy to use, but what if a user neither uses Chrome or Android. Well, then he/she can utilize the Thread Reader bot to unroll the threaded tweet.
Note: I am using Safari on my MacBook Pro for demonstrating this feature.
- First, open the threaded tweet and then click on the reply box.
2. Here, type the following reply and post it – @tttthreads unroll, as shown in the picture below.
3. After a few seconds you will receive a notification on your Twitter account. Click on the link in the notification to open the threaded tweet in a blog post format.
And this is how it looks when you click on the link in your notification.
4. Here’s a video explaining the same thing. Watch it, if you were not able to follow the tutorial mentioned above.
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Easily Read Threaded Tweets Using Thread Reader
As you can see, Thread Reader makes it really easy to read long threaded tweets. If you are someone who deals a lot with threaded tweets, this can save you a lot of time and effort. Do use this nifty trick and let us know if you like it or not. If you do like it, remember to share this article with your other Twitterati friends.