Your Twitter Feed is About to Get a Lot More Obnoxious

by Knowlton Thomas | Culture

Your Twitter feed is about to get a lot more obnoxious thanks to a new feature added to the social network today: support for line breaks.

This now allows users to tweet messages that are extremely long verticall, as demonstrated by my tweet here. In theory, a single tweet could now easily take up your entire screen.

We're not sure why Twitter would support line breaks—or at least multiple line breaks. But the good news is that they may not intrude on many users: third-party clients don't show line breaks in tweets (yet) and embeddable tweets also don't show off the breaks. Unfortunately, however, Twitter's mobile apps do readily support this new feature.




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Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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