Elon Musk Confirms Long Form Tweets Coming to Twitter Next Month

Elon Musk Confirms Long Form Tweets Coming to Twitter Next Month

News by Joanna Nodado
Published: January 09, 2023

Twitter is set to roll out a new feature next month that will allow users to tweet long form content, Elon Musk confirmed in a tweet last Sunday.

This is a big change for Twitter, which has traditionally been a platform for short, concise messages. From 280 characters, the social media platform can now publish long form tweets with a higher limit of 4,000 words, which is 14 times higher than its current limitation. 

Many users feel that the 280-character limit is one of the things that makes Twitter unique and valuable, and they want to see it stay the same.

Others worry that longer tweets could lead to more spam and abuse on the platform, saying this could be a horrible idea. 

As part of Twitter's new UI changes, the microblogging site will let users swipe between recommended and followed tweets by adding simple left and right swipe gestures. In addition, he said that the bookmark button will be more accessible, which he refers to as a "de facto silent like."

Meanwhile, italicized and bold font styles are rolling out on Twitter today.

In 2017, the iconic 140-character limitation of Twitter was extended to 280 characters. It was considered one of the major moves in the "microblogging" platform's history under its previous CEO Jack Dorsey.

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