Let's imagine you are on Twitter and at some point you see a nice but long thread (threads are multiple tweets linked together from the same person, see twitter definition)
You think that it is hard to read because you have to click on "see more" again and again.
To use the bot, take any tweet that is part of the thread – so basically stay where you are – hit reply to any of these tweets and mention the bot plus the "unroll" keyword.
Then a few minutes later you will get a notification/mention on Twitter
with a link to read the full unrolled version.
So right after your reply to the bot you can leave to read something else because you will get a link with everything in it.
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.
Note: If your account is private you must follow @ThreadReaderApp so the bot can see your mentions
What if someone already asked for this unroll?
It does not matter, the bot will unroll it for you too, it is tireless 🤖
To see a full example of the flow, check out the video
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"
On iOS you can use the handy App called Workflow, get more info here.
Android has a home made helper App that will help you unroll threads, you can download it here .
Thread Reader is a free service here to help people read threads with ease, we are not here to steal anyone's content.
So the process to remove and block Thread Reader is very easy and straightforward, 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.
Blocking will take up to 15 minutes, it is for all your past and future content.
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.
Also the bot will remove blocked/suspended accounts as well as deleted threads.
If you are interested to keep a copy of an unrolled thread we suggest that you use the archive Premium feature (see below).
You can have a free account by login on Thread Reader with you Twitter 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.
Connexion 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 connexion link will not disconnect you from other places, so feel free to ask multiple links (but remember only the last one will connect you).
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.
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:
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.
Basic search in more than 220,467 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:
this | that
"this exact sentence"
from:@jack(only one user possible by query)
( xxx )
(startup|bitcoin) -paris -from:@beetcoinmeans: Threads talking about startup or bitcoin that does not contain the word paris and not from user @beetcoin
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 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thread Reader does not allow to create a new thread, but you can go directly on Twitter and make one very easily: full instructions are here .
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 my best to help you and fix the bug.