Twitter is said to be developing a “Twitter Articles” feature that would allow users to send longer text tweets. The company may allow users to write posts longer than the current 280-character limit, according to information shared on Twitter by a reverse engineering expert. Currently, users can use threads to tweet longer text chunks, but the new feature may allow for continuous text on a single tweet. More information about Twitter Articles will be released in the future, according to Twitter.
A reverse engineering expert, Jane Manchun Wong, noticed a new Twitter Articles section and shared a screenshot of the Twitter Web interface. In the image, the text No articles yet and Create a Twitter Article! appear, implying that Twitter users may be able to post long-form articles. The feature is currently unavailable to Twitter users.
Twitter is working on “Twitter Articles” and the ability to create one within Twitter— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 2, 2022
Possibility a new longform format on Twitter pic.twitter.com/Srk3E6R5sz
Twitter users who want to share longer posts must use the threads feature, which allows them to continue a conversation in subsequent 280-character tweets. Users collect and “unroll” these threads into an easy-to-read format using bots and automated accounts. Twitter also announced a Reader feature in November 2021, which makes it easier to read long threads. This feature is only available to Twitter Blue subscribers.
Twitter has not specified how Twitter Articles will function or which accounts will be able to use them. Twitter is currently working on a few features as part of Twitter Blue Labs that will eventually make their way into the official microblogging service. More information about the Twitter Articles feature will be released soon, the company told CNET.
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