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Twitter Develops New Publishing Tools for Long-Form Articles

What To Know

  • In response to a tweet addressing the name change, Musk affirms that Twitter Articles will serve as a platform for sharing “lengthy and intricate articles incorporating various forms of media.
  • It is worth noting that this announcement predates the takeover of the Company by Elon Musk, although it followed his expressed interest in acquiring the company.
  • Known as Twitter Articles, this distinct section will exist independently from the main timeline and provide users with the opportunity to publish extensive written content, free from the usual constraints of a tweet.
  • The development of this feature has been in an experimental phase since last year and is currently limited to a select group of users.

The Twitter Notes feature was initially intended to surpass the character limit imposed on users, allowing them to freely express their thoughts within a restricted space of 280 characters. In recent times, the Company has introduced multiple updates, including one that extends the character limit for Twitter Blue subscribers to 25,000.

It has come to light that CEO Elon Musk has indicated the ongoing development of the Notes feature, albeit under a new name—Twitter Articles.

In response to a tweet addressing the name change, Musk affirms that Twitter Articles will serve as a platform for sharing “lengthy and intricate articles incorporating various forms of media.” Furthermore, he emphasizes that users will have the freedom to publish extensive content, even to the extent of composing a book.

Twitter Articles: A Platform for Publishing Lengthy and Multimedia-rich Content

Notes were officially introduced and announced last year as a means to facilitate lengthier written content on the platform. Initially, it was made available to a limited number of users residing in Canada, Ghana, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

It is worth noting that this announcement predates the takeover of the Company by Elon Musk, although it followed his expressed interest in acquiring the company. Interestingly, this recent acknowledgment by the Company marks the first instance of the company addressing the Notes feature since that time.

The envisioned implementation of this feature resembles blog posts within the platform. Known as Twitter Articles, this distinct section will exist independently from the main timeline and provide users with the opportunity to publish extensive written content, free from the usual constraints of a tweet.

Users will have the capability to incorporate multimedia elements such as photos, videos, and embedded tweets within their Articles. These Articles can be shared within tweets, and once published, they will be visible on the user’s profile.

Currently, it remains uncertain whether the Articles feature will be made accessible to the general public. The development of this feature has been in an experimental phase since last year and is currently limited to a select group of users.

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