How To Make A Tweetstorm On TwitterX and Gain Visibility

TwitterX experimented with making it easier to do a Tweetstorm directly from the Twitter app a few years back.  Now, you learn how you can make a tweetstorm on TwitterX for your posts and gain visibility in the feed.

Longer tweets are becoming the norm on the social network and a great way to engage with others at the same time.how to make a tweetstorm on Twitter

Learn how you can make a tweetstorm on TwitterX.

Learn How To Make Your Posts Like A Storm

There have been many different apps (like Little Pork Chop) that would help users to create their own tweetstorms before but never directly from TwitterX itself.

Read on to learn how to make your own storm stories today.

What Is A Tweetstorm?

Tweetstorms are a series of tweets from one person that starts with a number and a slash. It helps users to tweet tweets that are over the 280 character count. This series of tweets can make up a story or get a point across on TwitterX by a single user.

According to Merriam-Webster, a tweetstorm began with:

As early as 2008 (a mere two years after Twitter’s inception), tweetstorm referred to a general flurry of Twitter activity about a particular matter, often with a unifying hashtag.”

Since then they added the thread feature where you can string the posts (tweets) along like needling a thread.  We now call tweets “posts” on TwitterX.

Are These Types of Tweet Posts Spammy?

Some people think that tweetstorms are spammy so you have to be careful how and when you use them. Others suggest that users should blog instead of using TwitterX to get that much out of a posted tweet.

They often say: “Blog and then tweet it. Don’t use our precious TwitterX stream to do a rant.”

But there are several ways to make a good tweetstorm when necessary to get across a longer message via TwitterX. If you were to use them all the time they would surely appear spammy but every once in a while they could become a very good feature to have.

You may have noticed some of Elon Musk’s tweetstorms in the past few years before he became the new TwitterX owner. (He now has over 153 million followers.)

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When you make a tweetstorm you can form a story and gain visibility in the TwitterX feed.

How To Make A Tweetstorm Today

TwitterX allows you to compose the entire long tweet first and then you could hit tweet and it would separate them for you.

You would not have to tweet each one with #/ in quick succession. You could think clearer as you do one tweet and then TwitterX would break them up for you in a tweetstorm.

Ironically TwitterX has allowed longer tweets for years now.  They have allowed you to tweet with @username, images, and polls without them counting for the 280 characters that TwitterX has been known for.

But with tweetstorms, you can really go on and on and if you have a TwitterX blue account you can go even further. You have up to 10,000 characters in a post with the Blue subscription today.

Good tweetstorms tend to be about real-life experiences. They are great to start a conversation. Funny ones tend to get a lot of attention too. If you want to try to make one get creative about a life experience.

Tweetstorms can tell good stories. You know how people love a good story on social media, right?

Good tweetstorms tend to be about real-life experiences. They are great to start a conversation. #TwitterX Click To Tweet

Examples of Tweetstorms

Here are some examples I found on TwitterX.


Will These Types of  Posts Become The Norm?

Over the years the Tweetstorms have evolved and have become the norm on the TwitterX feed. People love reading short stories and this fills that need for users on the platform.

It also is a great way for businesses and CEOs to communicate with others on the platform. Of course, politicians have taken to tweetstorms as well and 2024 will soon be upon us.

However, now that Elon has removed headlines from news tweets, journalists have to become more clever with their tweets.  It’s another step of linkless posts that becoming more popular today on all social networks.

What Others Are Saying

A Tool To Help You Write Longer Posts

The Right Blogger has a great AI tool that you can use to write longer posts for tweetstorms. Even if you only have the idea, plug it into the tool and there you go. It works for other social media posts as well.

Your Turn

Do you use this storytelling feature in your TwitterX feed?

I’d love to know your thoughts on making your tweetstorms in the comments below!

If you need more help with your tweeting, don’t forget to pick up my latest eBookLearn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter” available on Amazon.  This eBook is filled with 31 pages of  Twitter tips and tricks from beginner to more advanced users.

Lisa Sicard
  • Darleen Prangue says:

    Great blog for new users of tweeter

  • Hello Lisa,

    I love to visit your blogs as you always bring up some very helpful tools for managing our social media accounts.

    Tweet storm is something new I am learning from your site, never heard of this one before. It looks promising as how we can
    manage to tweets the tweet who are above 140 of characters in length.

    This would help us to connect with more people who are out there and catch their eyes on to us. Twitter is one of my most
    trusted social media platforms and I love to buzz around on this regularly.

    I am looking forward to this , as it get published soon and can grab this on my list.

    Thanks for the share.

    Shantanu.

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Shantanu, I really appreciate that. (I always think if a few others wrote about it that everyone already knows and I try to make mine different and easier to read, etc.) You must know Twitter is my favorite social network and love the speed of it. This will surely help in some instances when you need to tweet more than the usual 140 character count.
      I can’t wait til this one works Shantanu. (Still not working today yet.) Thanks for coming by and have a great day ahead!

  • This is an interesting article. I’d heart the term “tweetstorm” but thought it was when someone went on a Twitter rant. lol In some ways this could be a game changer, but in another it could cause more problems than expected. You never know if a reader actually caught the entire message or is going to come back at you because they only saw a piece of it. Still, it might be a step forward for a lot of folks; should be interesting if it’s true.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mitch, yes, me too! I thought the same about the word tweetstorm until I started to research for this post. I can’t wait to test it out Mitch as soon as it is available on my Android. I’ve been checking to see if it is daily. I can also see it as a great marketing tool on Twitter if used correct. Thanks for coming by Mitch and have a wonderful Sunday.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I am still LOL-ing on that Little Pork Chop app name. It is funny. Really funny.

    I love the idea of tweet storms. Sending out a flurry helps you maintain continuity, and over time, you develop quite a nice little following by doing some storming here and there. I think that this is going to be do-able through Twitter too; meaning, an actual storm, versus my less stormy, shorter, but continuous tweets.

    Neat how you note this Lisa because just yesterday I got into Twitter with some serious engagement again, first time in months. I always engage daily but now I am deciding to connect with more folks. It feels fun, so I am doing it. And guess who sent me an email about potential sponsored tweets, right after I adopt the strategy? 😉

    It really is a Universe of energy. When you follow your fun- Twitter or otherwise – goodness, things open up for you so quickly.

    Thanks for the Twitter share. Stormy skies are ahead, and I am happy.

    Ryan

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ryan, Yes, it was the first time I’ve heard of that app while researching for this post 🙂
      I really love the idea too Ryan, as long as it’s not overused by users. (That would go for anything else too, too much of anything cannot always be a good thing!)
      I love engaging on Twitter. It’s my favorite way to communicate after genuinely talking with people. I’ve not been a long winded individual so Twitter has always been just “right” for me.
      Have a super Sunday Ryan and thanks for coming by with your input on this one. Happy tweetstorming!

  • Moss says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I love stopping by your blog because I always find your articles very informative and interesting. Look at that, I never knew or heard of tweetstorms, let alone know how it work’s until I saw this post in your feed.

    The fact that it expands the characters is a good concept. However, does it mean that it works like Twitter Cards?

    Thank you so much for sharing this insightful post.

    • Lisa says:

      Why thank you Moss. That made my day. It is interesting- sometimes I read several places about something and think – “should I write about it or will my audience already know that?” Often they don’t. I’ve learned not to assume anymore.
      It would be similar Moss but not quite as automated with images. I can’t wait to use it if it arrives for more users soon. I’ll be updating. Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend ahead.

  • Vishwajeet Kumar says:

    Hello Lisa,

    Twitter is really a great platform to expand your business and find some valuable readers for your blog. I personally like it a lot. I haven’t tried the tweetstorm yet but I am definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for this update and in depth post.

    Have a great day 🙂
    Vishwajeet

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Vishwajeet, you are absolutely right about that! It’s my favorite place online to be. I have to be careful though I would never get anything else done if I was on it more often 🙂 (But their mobile app makes it easy to check in).
      Thanks for coming by and have a great day there. See you back on Twitter!

  • Rajinder Singh says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Very interesting and well-written article. I heard about tweetstorm but that time unable to get the enough information. But this article clears almost everything about tweetstorm.

    I would like to appreciate your efforts. I just started following you on Twitter.

    Keep doing good work. Thank you very much for sharing an informative article with us.

    – Rajinder

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Rajinder, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Thank you. Me too – I knew they existed but never created one. I love this new Twitter feature and hope it becomes available to all of us soon. I’m still testing on my Android. Have a great day and weekend ahead.

  • Prosper Noah says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I think this feature’s gonna rock as it gets publicised.

    Just hearing of it today!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Prosper, I agree. I think it will surely be a great feature if not overused 🙂 Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend ahead.

  • Ravi Chahar says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Even I wasn’t aware of the Tweetstorms, never really came into the light.

    It may be because I don’t use the mobile app.

    I am glad that you brought it up.

    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Have a great weekend.
    ~Ravi

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ravi, yes, people have been tweeting about it for a few days now 🙂 It is not working yet on my mobile phone. Twitter tends to roll things out with users. They have yet to comment. Maybe day will be the day. I will update the post when they do. You are welcome and have a great day and weekend ahead Ravi.

  • Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] Twitter is evolving and we might as well learn how to use Tweetstorms to our advantage.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Renard, yes, it certainly is evolving more today than ever before. I think tweetstorms do have a place on Twitter. Thanks for coming by and have a terrific day ahead Renard!

  • Bren Lee | Designs by Virtual Bren says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Interesting article! I haven’t heard about Tweetstorms nor do I think I’ve seen any on Twitter….yet. I’m kind of intrigued. Guess we’ll wait until it’s available to all and find out what our fellow tweeps really think about them! 🙂

    Happy Wednesday!

    B

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Brenda, you made my morning – I saw several blogs writing about this just before I hit the publish button. I can’t wait til it works on my Android to try it out. I would not use it often but there are time it could be valuable. I’m glad to see your Commentluv is working today – that’s because you used the http vs the https when you left your site name. Been noticing that works more for me too here and there. Thanks for coming by and making my morning 🙂 Have a great Thursday.

  • Pamela Morse says:

    Tweetstorms are inevitable because the volume has to increase constantly ..this is really funny, and that is what I love about twitter..the humor.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Pamela, I think you make a great point about the volume on Twitter. Humor is good on most of the social media networks 🙂 Thanks for coming by on this one and have a great day Pamela!

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