TwitterStorms and Custom Timelines

The latest and greatest versions of Tweetings for both Android and iPhone contain a powerful improvement to TwitterStorm.

What is a TwitterStorm

Tweetings has long contained a powerful feature allowing you to split Tweets beyond the 140 character limit into multiple Tweets. This must be done at the time of posting.

This feature used to have (part 1), (part 2), etc appended to the end of each Tweet.

Recently many people have been using a new format called TwitterStorm which prefixes each split Tweet with the number e.g. 1/, 2/, etc. We’ve also supported this format for split Tweets

What’s new?

Well we’ve added a flag to set the compose screen into TwitterStorm mode. This means you can keep on posting Tweets, all of those Tweets will be linked together into a Twitter conversation and they don’t have to all be posted at the same time.

This is a great feature for those that want to Tweet live events quickly and easily.

With Twitter’s custom timelines we can also join all of those Tweets together when you’re finished, give it a name and post a link to that TwitterStorm directly to Twitter.

Tweetings for iPhone and Android will also support viewing that TwitterStorm natively directly in the app itself. Any apps that don’t support custom timelines will likely just open the custom timeline on Twitter itself instead.

Unfortunately custom timelines are not supported by protected Twitter accounts.