Twitter is working to allow users to write full articles
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(Pocket-lint) – One of Twitter’s defining characteristics is its character limit, originally very restrictive at 140 characters, it has doubled to 280 characters in 2017 .
In 2020, Twitter introduced continuous threads for longer writing, but each entry was still limited to 280 characters.
Now, it looks like Twitter is planning to add a feature that would allow users to write full posts on the platform.
The news comes after an app researcher, Jane Wong discovered a hidden menu on the Twitter website dedicated to a new feature called Twitter Articles.
Twitter is working on “Twitter Articles” and the ability to create one in Twitter
Possibility of a new long format on Twitter pic.twitter.com/Srk3E6R5sz
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 2, 2022
So far, there aren’t many details on how the feature will work, who it will be open to, or when we might expect to see it.
We anticipate that the new feature will be open to Twitter Blue users first, as Feature Labs provides early access to features currently being tested.
Alternatively, we could see Twitter restricting the feature to journalists as a sort of response to Facebook News.
A Twitter representative told CNET that it’s “always looking for new ways to help people start and engage in conversations,” so we should expect to hear more about this feature in the near future.
Written by Luke Baker.