Unlimited Characters For Tweets: Twitter’s Mega Update Has Shocked Loyal Fans!
The microblogging and social networking platform Twitter currently allows users to create tweets no longer than 280 characters in length.
However, according to tech blogger and app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, the microblogging platform is working on a new feature called ‘Twitter Articles’, which will allow users to create posts exceeding the 280-character word limit.
In response, the US tech giant has confirmed to media website CNET that the company would share more regarding the new feature soon.
Twitter’s New Feature: Twitter Articles
In 2017, the US technology major Twitter increased its word-limit on creating tweets from 140 characters to 280 characters. However, for users wanting to express their views in more words, this is a setback.
According to the 23-year old reverse engineering expert Jane Wong, in a tweet on Feb 3, 2022, shared a screenshot on the microblogging platform, highlighting a new feature in the works by Twitter.
The screenshot provided a glimpse of a hidden menu on Twitter’s web-based interface, under the label, ‘Twitter Articles’.
She wrote, Twitter is working on “Twitter Articles” and the ability to create one within Twitter. Possibility a new longform format on Twitter.”
Through the new feature, Twitter is expected to provide its users with the ability to draft articles or longer tweets on the platform.
In 2020, the social networking platform introduced a new feature, which lets users to share tweets, by the means of ‘continuous threads’, allowing them to attach multiple tweets on the same conversation.
By enabling users to draft longer tweets on the platform, Twitter could offer direct competition to its direct rivals including Medium.
While no information on this new feature’s release date or if anything more can be expected from it, is available, Twitter’s spokesperson has informed CNET that it will inform users of the same soon, and that the company is always looking into new ways to help people start and engage in conversations.
It is also possible that the new feature would be introduced to its exclusive ‘Super Followers’ or ‘Twitter Blue’ users.
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