After years of maintaining character limits for tweets, Twitter is reportedly working on a feature that will allow posting of longer tweets. It looks like this new feature called “Twitter Articles” allows users to publish entire articles on Twitter without respecting the 280 character limit…
Various options to improve user experience on Twitter
Twitter has always tested various options to improve the user experience. In the past, the app already launched full-width visual displays and even updated its feedback control options for greater security and privacy.
As for the character limit, Twitter has increased its character limit from 140 to 280 over the years to give users more flexibility to express their views on the social network. Since then, users who want to post more than this length have often relied on the ability to share tweets in installments, or even just by posting screenshots.
Today, the social network is testing “Twitter Articles,” a feature that would allow longer posts to be published on the application itself.
Jane Manchun Wong tweeted:
Jen Manchun Wong, known for finding experimental features in apps, discovered the existence of a “Twitter articles” tab. The name itself refers to a long format for a social network that has long allowed followers to post only short messages.
As you can see, Twitter is currently committed to this new option, which provides a way to create blog posts within the app. So we speculate that they may be shareable via tweet.
It’s not clear exactly how this will work, but it’s certainly a new feature Twitter is working on — as a spokesperson explained:
“We are always trying new ways to help people start and engage in conversation on Twitter. We will be sharing more details about our work soon.”
For too long, Twitter has been trying to find one of the easiest ways to share comments and additional thoughts within the app, which many people are already doing by including screenshots of notes in their tweets.
Indeed, when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explained a possible option to allow longer messages in tweets (resulting in increasing the tweet size to 280 characters), he used text to express himself. Screenshot used.
Since then, Twitter has introduced several concepts at this speed, such as a chat feature. threads Or even its Review newsletter.
Twitter Articles: Towards Longer Content
So the move to longer content comes as no surprise given that Twitter only acquired the review newsletter service last year. Twitter said at the time, “Many established writers and editors have built their brands on Twitter, gathering an eager audience for the next article or point of view they tweet.” “Our goal is to make it easier for them to connect with our customers, while helping readers better discover authors and their content. »
So far, with over 200 million users, it looks like Twitter is in a good position to launch an article publishing platform soon. But for now, the exact nature of the “Twitter article” remains a mystery. It’s also unclear whether it’s available to everyone, released widely, or is exclusive to Twitter Blue followers.