Twitter tests notes feature with 2,500 word limit
A new tool that allows users to share “notes” up to 2,500 words long is being tested by Twitter. Posts on the social media site are often limited to 280 characters. The tech giant Twitter claimed that the change was in reaction to users’ using the service to post images of longer announcements and direct followers to external newsletters.
Where this Twitter word limit feature is tested?
A limited group of writers from Canada, Ghana, the UK, and the US will participate in the test, which will last two months.
By allowing readers to see a headline and access the entire message by clicking on a link, the new feature seeks to keep audiences within the Twitter ecosystem.
The ability to include gifs, images, and other elements will allow authors to create long-form writings that can be read both on and off Twitter. After they have been published, notes can still be updated.
The business said, announcing the new Notes offering, “Writers have relied on Twitter to publish their work, get seen, be read, spark discourse – everything but the actual writing – since the platform’s earliest days.”
“With Notes, the goal is to fill in that missing piece.”
The action comes after Twitter bought Dutch newsletter start-up Revue last year. The ability to include gifs, images, and other elements will allow authors to create long-form writings that can be read both on and off Twitter. After they have been published, notes can still be updated.
“Adding this extra capability means that Twitter is now in a position to compete with some of the popular blogging platforms and potentially attract a new audience and a different type of user.” [BBC]
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