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How to unroll threads

Method 1: The bot

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  1. Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

  2. Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

It has to be replied on one of the consecutive tweets from the same author that is part of the thread, not a comment!

Then a few minutes later you will get a notification/mention on Twitter with a link to read the full unrolled version.

If you are logged on Thread Reader, you will have access to the last threads you asked to unroll or you subscribed for in your Account.

Method 2: The Website

Go to the website ThreadReaderApp.com
- On the homepage find the search box
- Enter the link of any of the tweet that is part of the thread
- Click on "Find unroll"

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Error Messages

"Sorry, we only unroll consecutive tweets from the same author, please reply to one of the main tweets from the thread; not a comment."

We currenlty don't unroll conversations or only one tweet. Make sure you are unrolling consecutive tweets from the same author.

"Sorry this Tweet is too old, Twitter does not allow to retrieve it."

Twitter's API limits site like ours to retrieve only 3200 tweets from a certain user. So, if somebody tweets 3200 today, the tweet from yesterday will be considered too old. But once it's unrolled, it'll stay as long as it's on Twitter itself.

"Thread Reader is not authorized to see this thread. It is probably a private account."

When someone protects their Tweets and make their Twitter account private, only their current followers will be able to see their Tweets. Thread Reader cannot unroll threads from private Twitter accounts as we cannot see the tweets.

"This thread has been removed from Twitter, or is not a valid Thread URL."

Threads can be deleted by the author, of by Twitter at any time. Since we are in sync with Twitter, anything that is deleted on Twitter will get deleted from our site as well. You can save it as PDF if you'd like to archive it for later use by becoming a Premium member.

"This user is not available on Thread Reader"

This means the Twitter user does not want their threads to be on our site.

Thread FAQ

What if someone already asked for this unroll?

The bot 🤖 will unroll it anyway, as it is tireless; however, several users requested we prevent redundant unrolls for popular threads. Here's how you can help!

  • If you see an unroll request, Like it ❤️ or Retweet it 🐦 to move it up ⬆️ and make it more prominent (instead of making your own unroll request)
  • Follow us on Twitter, so that other folks' unrolled replies appear more prominently for you in the future (like the screenshot above on the right!)

Read more on our thread here!

Does it work for private (or locked/protected) Twitter accounts?

No. In order for the bot to work, the bot must be able to see the Tweets.

The thread (or the PDF) is missing some tweats!

Most likely the thread was unrolled before the whole Twitter thread was created, or the author added a few more Tweets to the thread later on.

  • You can click the "force a refresh" link at the bottom of the thread.
  • The refresh takes 2-10 minutes to take effect.
  • Once you see the thread is updated, you can request for a new PDF archive. This will then get you the updated PDF.

Other FAQ

Are we stealing other people's contents?

The simple answer is NO.

When all of us sign up on Twitter, we are authorizing Twitter to make our content available to not just Twitter, but to the entire Twitter network.

From Twitter’s Terms of Service: “This license authorizes Twitter to make your Content available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same.”

You can read the complete Twitter's Terms of Use here

This means our content is available not just on the Twitter website, or the Twitter mobile App, but also embedded tweets on many news websites, blogs, etc.

It also means you can access Twitter content (as many of us do) from literally hundreds of third-party clients such as @Twitterrific, @Tweetbot, @Hootsuite, etc.

Each successful app shows Twitter content in a special way that some users prefer. @ThreadReaderApp is no different. We use Twitter APIs (app programming interfaces), and comply with Twitter terms just as every other Twitter app.

I still don't want my content to be on Thread Reader.

No problem! We respect and care a great deal about an author’s work. If any author doesn’t want to be unrolled on @threadreader, authors can remove all past and future content in a very easy and straightforward way. You only have to mention the bot @ThreadReaderApp with the keyword: BLOCK ME (case is important) using the account you want to be removed from the site.

That would be: @ThreadReaderApp BLOCK ME That's it.

For future contents, we check if authors have explicitly blocked us and do not unroll their threads. For past contents, we remove all the contents immediately from our server, but it may take up to 24 hours to be deleted from all internet caching. (We use Cloudflare, excellent service!)

Please note that other Twitter users can still try to unroll your threads by mentioning our name with a keyword "unroll." We will reply saying the author does not want their content on our site.

How can we help Twitter authors more?

Like we said, we care greatly about author's work and we want to work with you! If you are a Twitter author, please contact us if you are interested in the following:

  • Free pdf archives of your own threads
  • No ads on your own threads
  • Embed threads on your own blog
  • Other suggestions are welcome!

Do we save content forever?

Thread Reader does not save the content forever, it is forbidden by Twitter term of service.

I want to remove certain threads from Thread Reader or I need to report a thread that should be removed

Multiple times per day, the service will sync with Twitter and update existing threads so they stay up to date. Anything deleted on Twitter gets deleted on our site. Also the bot will remove blocked/suspended accounts as well as deleted threads. We basically let Twitter handle the moderation.

Free Features

You can have a free account by login on Thread Reader with you Twitter account.

Connect To Your Account

Thread Reader allows you to have a personalized account. Here you will find all the unrolls you asked. It will have your subscriptions and read-later Threads.

To access your personal account you can use Twitter Connect or your email address.

Connection via email works without a password: Simply enter your email address and you will receive an email with a connexion link. That link stays valid until you request for another one. Keep that link private.
Requesting for another connection link will not disconnect you from other places, so feel free to ask multiple links (but remember only the last one will connect you).

Read Later

You can save a thread to read for later. Simply click on the button "Read Later" on the threads's page on the top, and it'll be listed both on the homepage and on your account page.

Premium Features

Thread Reader comes with multiple advanced features that are available for Premium user. Take some time to read below how you can benefit from these.

PDF Archives

Content can be removed from Twitter (and so from Thread Reader) at anytime for many reasons.

Thread Reader App allows you to ask for a PDF archive on any given Thread.
These PDF are very well formatted and ready to be to archived or printed. It has all the links and text saved in a nice looking page without any extra noise.

This is a Premium feature, with Premium you will have access to unlimited archiving.

See example here:

Subscriptions

With Subscriptions you will get an email when your favorite author is unrolled on Thread Reader.

You can subscribe to any author, the option is found on each thread page or author page: simply click on the subscribe button and login with Twitter to confirm. Be sure to double check your email in the profile section of your account.

Then in your account you can manage all your subscriptions and unsubscribe in one click.

For each new thread unrolled you will get an email and your account will be updated with the new unroll in Threads section.

Advanced Search

Basic search in more than 402,782 threads is available to everyone but Premium Users have access to Advanced search features and more results per pages.

With advanced search feature you can sort result by relevance or by date.
You can also search in a specific language (that information is given by Twitter and not always accurate)

You will also have access to Advanced Query syntax:

  • Operator or this | that
  • Operator exact match "this exact sentence"
  • Operator user from:@jack (only one user possible by query)
  • Operator not -that
  • Grouping ( xxx )
Example: (startup|bitcoin) -paris -from:@beetcoin means: Threads talking about startup or bitcoin that does not contain the word paris and not from user @beetcoin

Auto-Save to PDF

You can automtacially save all the threads (>4 tweets) of your favorite authors to PDF archives! Just toggle the switch on the authors to activate.

No Ads

When you support Thread Reader with a Premium membership, no Ads will be displayed on the website. This will make the experience faster and will prevent tracking.
Be sure to be logged in to benefit from this.

Import / Export data

Thread Reader allows you to import your Twitter archive and get all your threads unrolled in one operation. This is great to save and share your content with everyone!

Simply go to your account and upload your Twitter archive in "My Data" section. In this section you can also manually remove unrolls from the website.

If you want to delete your account, or if you want all your Thread Reader related content, please send an email to hello@threadreaderapp.com

Refund

If you were charged but don't want to remain Premium, you can contact by email at hello@threadreaderapp.com In your first month, we will refund you without any condition.

When you get your Premium membership, a receipt is sent by Stripe or PayPal to your email address. We do NOT offer invoices for businesses as Thread Reader App is NOT a B2B product but a product for people (B2C).

Cancel Membership

You can cancel your membership anytime by writing us to hello@threadreaderapp.com. If you used PayPal, you can cancel it in your PayPal subscription settings.

Something is not working!

Twitter is not an easy platform for developers, plus we are fallible human, equals from time to time you will find a glitch or a blocking bug. Please let us know by email at hello@threadreaderapp.com (send us a screenshot if possible) and we'll do our best to help you and fix the bug.