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February 06, 2022

Twitter may soon allow users to write article-style posts

Twitter has always been known for its character limit per tweet, which used to be 140 characters and then increased to 280 in 2017. However, it appears that the company has been exploring new ways to let users write longer texts with a new feature called “Twitter Articles.”

The feature was first discovered by app researcher Jane Wong , who showed a hidden menu on the social network’s website dedicated to the new articles feature. While there are no details on how Twitter articles will work, users can presumably write full articles on the social network without the 280-character limit.

A screenshot shared by Wong shows that users will have the option to “Create a Twitter Article”, suggesting the feature won’t be limited to certain categories of accounts.

The social network introduced a new way to share tweets as “continuous threads” in 2020, allowing users to link multiple tweets to the same conversation. However, the limit of 280 characters per tweet remains, even for threads.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to CNET that the company will share more details about Twitter articles soon.

If Twitter does indeed allow users to write longer texts on the social network, this could be seen as an attempt to compete directly with other blogging platforms such as Medium. We also don’t know if the social network will monetize articles in any way, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if longer texts are exclusive to Super Followers or Twitter Blue subscribers.

All we know for sure is that with over 200 million users, Twitter definitely has something to its advantage to launch an article publishing platform.

Source: 9to5mac

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