You can practice here first!
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"
We currenlty don't unroll conversations or only one tweet. Make sure you are unrolling consecutive tweets from the same author.
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.
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.
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 means the Twitter user does not want their threads to be on our site.
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!
Read more on our thread here!
No. In order for the bot to work, the bot must be able to see the Tweets.
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.
Due to Twitter's API limit, we sometimes need to skip replying to the following cases:
We want to help authors reach a bigger audience by making it easier for people to share thier contents on other social networks, blogs, messengers or emails as Twitter threads tend to be confusing for non-Twitter users (it often only shows the first tweet, or it starts in the middle and hard to find where the thread starts.)
We also have the following feature for free to help authors spread their work:
We also honor authors' decision to not show ads on thier threads on our site. You can set this on the Settings page after logging into our site using Twitter login.
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.”
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.
You must know that Thread Reader is not a startup. It’s just two indie developers working very hard to make it happen. Everyday we are working on this project, doing marketing, support and development. We don't have any external funding on purpose.
Even if we're passionate about what we're doing, in the end if we don’t get any money to live, we’ll have to get back to a more classic desk job.
We also want to stay as independent as possible.
Thread Reader is already bound to Twitter through their Terms of Service – and somehow through some of their obscure developer rules – but we don't want to depend on any other entity/person that could decide who and what can be published on the website.
You may think that it doesn't cost much to run a site like this? But you’re mistaken.
Let’s run the numbers: a good full stack developer is paid $150,000/y+, a normal Startup probably has 4 engineers: that's $600,000/y. Add some support and marketing people and you’re close to $800,000/y in labor costs. On the technical side we'd like to keep it simple but still: sending emails (like subscriptions alerts) costs $1,000/y, hosting and bandwidth is cheap but still adds up $5,000/y. Even Twitter API is going to be paying at some point. Plus you need a bunch of other services like security audit, backups, software licences, etc. probably another $10,000/y.
That means we'd be close to $1,000,000/y to make this profitable not even talking about taxes. We can assure you, We don't even make close to that!
That said, we do honor authors' decision to not show ads on thier threads on our site for free if authors wish to do so. This can be set on the Settings page after logging into our site using Twitter login.
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 thread, we check if authors have explicitly blocked us and do not unroll their threads. For past threads, we remove all the content 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.
Thread Reader does not save the content forever, it is forbidden by Twitter term of service.
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.
You can have a free account on ThreadReaderApp using Twitter login or by email.
Connection via email works without a password: Simply enter your email address
and you will receive an email with a connection 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).
On My Threads you can save all the threads such as
You can save a thread to read for later by bookmarking it. Simply click on the button "Bookmark" on the threads's page on the top, and it'll be listed both on the homepage and on your account page.
You can save a thread by liking our reply to somebody else's unroll request on Twitter. Read more here.
Are you the author of Twitter threads? We have the following feature for free to help you spread your work:
Authors can access all these features by creating a free account with us. In order for us to know which threads you authored, make sure you use Twitter login instead of email login to our site to access these features. After logging in, you can access these features from My Authored Threads page.
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.
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:
You can automatically save your PDF archives to Google Drive or Dropbox!
It's super easy to link your Google Drive or Dropbox with our service, simply go to My Archives page, click on the button "Auto-save to Google Drive or Dropbox" located on the top right, and connect with Google Drive or Dropbox. You will then be asked to authorize ThreadReaderApp. Once successfully connected, you can test it and we will send you the latest PDF you have to your cloud.
We also support Webhooks if you'd like to use other cloud services.
Please note that this only works for newly created PDF so make sure you download all the already created PDF to your local drive.
You can add your favorite author to "My Authors" and you will get an email when new threads are unrolled on Thread Reader.
You can add any author to "My Authors", the option is found on each thread page or author page: simply click on the + My Authors button and login with Twitter to confirm. Be sure to double check your email in the Setting section of your account.
Then in your account you can manage all your authors and delete in one click.
For each new thread unrolled you will get an email and your account will be updated with the new unroll in My Threads section.
You can automatically save all the threads (>4 tweets) of your favorite authors to PDF archives! Just toggle the switch on the authors to activate.
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.
If you were charged but don't want to remain Premium, you can contact by email at email@example.com For an yearly subscription, 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).
Go to your Settings page to view your subscription details, including your subscription plan, expiration date, and payment information.
If you subscribed with a credit card, you can cancel your subscription on that page. You can update your credit card information from there too.
For subscriptions purchased through PayPal, go to the PayPal and edit your payment information from there.
You can cancel your membership on your Settings page. (Premium members, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com (send us a screenshot if possible) and we'll do our best to help you and fix the bug.