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Twitter could be working on a ‘tweetstorm’ feature ideal for social media rants

Angry tweeters will soon be given free reign to spout tirades of vitriol as Twitter has been working on a new ‘tweetstorm’ feature that allows for a flurry of posts to be blasted out onto the social media platform. 

Serial ranters, such as one President Donald Trump, can draft up lengthy posts which Twitter will then break down into a series of 140 character tweets to be pushed out to follower timelines. Or at least that’s according to Twitter user Matt Navarra, who discovered the feature after digging into the Twitter client on his Android device.

There is no official indication of how long these tweetstorms can be, but screenshots posted by Navarra show a series of tweets going up to as many as 352, more than enough for a good rant or a bout of public whimsy.

It would appear that the feature is either in beta or Navarra received a development build of the app after he did a fresh install of the Twitter Android app.

We tried this on a Google Pixel XL running Android Oreo with a fresh install of the Twitter app. But attempting to post a tweet more than 140 characters long left a greyed out tweet button, so it appears that the version of Twitter Navarra has access to is not yet intended for the public.

Trusted Reviews contacted Twitter for confirmation of the new feature it’s working on and if it will be available for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X as well as Android devices, but the social networking giant has yet to respond.

However, Twitter ranting pros have plenty of other options to tweetstorm with third-party apps such as Storm it for iOS and Android that allows them to easily publish a series of tweets in a rapid succession.

Related: Twitter is becoming overrun with bots 

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