After years of maintaining the character limit on tweets, Twitter is reportedly working on a feature that will allow long-form tweets to be posted. It seems that this new feature called “Twitter Articles” will allow users to post full articles on Twitter without respecting the 280 character limit…
Various options to improve user experience on Twitter
Twitter has always tested different options to improve the user experience. In the past, the app had already introduced full-width visual ads and even updated its response control options for more 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 thoughts on the social network. Since then, users who wanted to post beyond that length have often relied on the ability to share tweets in installments or even by simply posting screenshots.
Today, the social network is testing “Twitter Articles”, a feature that would allow long publications to be published in the application itself.
Jane Manchun Wong tweeted:
Jane Manchun Wong, known for finding experimental features in apps, discovered the existence of a Twitter Articles tab. The name itself represents a long format of the social network, which for a long time allowed followers to post only short messages.
As you can see, Twitter is currently committed to this new option named which appears to offer a way to create blog posts within the app. So we suspect they could then be tweeted in some way.
It’s unclear exactly how this will work, but it’s definitely a new feature Twitter is working on – as a spokesperson explained:
“We’re always trying new ways to help people get started and join conversations on Twitter. We will tell more about our work soon. ”
Twitter has long tried to find one of the easiest ways to share comments and additional ideas within the app, which many people are already doing, by including screenshots of notes in their tweets. .
When Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discussed a possible option to allow longer messages in tweets (which ultimately led to the tweet size being expanded to 280 characters), he used a screenshot of the screen containing text content to express himself .
Since then, Twitter has offered several concepts in this dynamic, such as the chat function “ threads or even his Revue newsletter.
Twitter articles: towards long content
The trend towards long-form content is therefore not a surprise since Twitter took over the newsletter service Revue last year. “Many established writers and editors have built their brands on Twitter and gathered an audience eager for the next article or viewpoint they tweet,” Twitter said at the time. “Our goal is to make it easier for them to connect with their subscribers while helping readers better discover the authors and their content. »
So far, it looks like Twitter, with over 200 million users, is in a good position to launch an article publishing platform soon. But for now, the exact nature of “Twitter articles” remains a mystery. It’s also unclear if it’s available to everyone, widespread, or exclusive to Twitter Blue followers.