Twitter Introduces New Tweet Thread Style and Storify is Shutting Down


One of Twitter’s strengths is that the most impactful features come from the community itself: Hashtags for example was thanks to a guy deliberating over them back in 2007. The other one was tweetstorms, which are threaded tweets made by people when they want to talk about something in length.

This behaviour was recognized by Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey and it transpired Twitter to start testing a way to make it easy for users to make tweetstorms.

However, Storify has been an option for people to compile posts which can be shared at one go. Now weirdly, Storify decided to announce that it will no longer be available on the day Twitter announced their tweetstorms feature.

From the FAQ page, Storify says that it will not longer be available after May 16th next year. You will be able to create new stories until May 1st 2018 but the crazy thing is that the content will be removed after the expiry date. This will require people to export their Storify content as soon as possible. Fortunately, Storify has added a step by step guide on how you can export your content from Storify within the FAQ page if you really needed the data.

It is sad that Storify will be no more next year, but we are fortunate that Twitter decided to roll out an easy way to form threads for everyone. This has been released to everyone on iOS, Android and where you have to check out for the ‘add’ (+) button to add tweets to your thread.