Twitter Inc stated on 22 June stated that it’s testing a brand new characteristic known as “Notes” that may enable customers to jot down longer on the platform.
User can now share essay-like write-ups as a hyperlink each on and off the social media platform, it stated.
Twitter shared how the characteristic will work in two separate GIFs on its platform.
The firm additionally stated e-newsletter agency Revue, which it purchased final yr, would now be a part of Twitter Write together with the “Notes” characteristic.
Currently, the long-form characteristic is being examined by a small group of writers. The firm didn’t give extra particulars on its wider roll-out.
Users can click on into the “Write” tab to start out writing a Note, and might then embed the Note into their tweet when completed. Twiiter has additionally shared tweets by writers those that have already revealed Notes on the platform, which seem as long-form posts that may have tweets, movies, and pictures combined in.
The firm at the moment has a 280-character restrict on tweets, a characteristic it started testing practically 5 years in the past.
Earlier on April 6, Twitter stated that it’s engaged on a means for customers to edit their 280-character messages, which it known as “the most requested feature for many years.”
It had stated that it’s going to take a look at the characteristic in its paid service, Twitter Blue, within the coming months.
It stated the take a look at would assist it be taught what works, what would not, and what’s attainable. So it could be some time earlier than most Twitter customers get to make use of it, in the event that they ever do. Twitter spokesperson Catherine Hill declined to say whether or not an edit characteristic is likely to be rolled out for all customers.
Many Twitter customers – amongst them, Kim Kardashian, Ice T, Katy Perry and McDonald’s company account – have lengthy begged for an edit button.
The firm itself had just lately teased its customers with an April Fool’s Day tweet saying we’re engaged on an edit button. The official Twitter account stated Tuesday that the April 1 tweet wasn’t a joke and that it has been engaged on it since final yr.
Twitter additionally stated it did not get the concept from a Twitter ballot launched by Tesla CEO Musk which noticed greater than 4 million individuals had voted. Musk had requested followers in the event that they wished an edit button, cheekily misspelling sure as yse and no as on.
Do you need an edit button?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
Musk had additionally tweeted that he’s wanting ahead to creating important enhancements to Twitter in coming months.
The firm is at the moment in the course of a $44 billion buyout by Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk, the world’s richest individual based on Forbes journal.
(With inputs from businesses)
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