Twitter may soon let you share longer tweets, a feature currently being tested


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Twitter is reportedly working on a new feature that will allow you to post longer tweets. According to a report from TechCrunch, the new feature will allow users to share content for a long time on the platform. The micro-blogging site currently only allows 280 characters to be shared in a tweet. According to the report, the rumored “Twitter Notes” feature will provide the ability to create Twitter posts using rich formatting and uploaded media that, once published, can be tweeted and shared with followers.

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The report further mentions that the company is currently testing the feature with a select group of users and will launch it soon. The feature was spotted by app researchers such as Nima Owji and Jane Manchun Wong. According to Wong, the feature was previously called “Twitter Article”.

Currently, if you want to share long-form content on Twitter, you must share it in connected tweets called threads. “Like tweets, notes would have their own link and could be tweeted, retweeted, DMed, liked and bookmarked,” he added.

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When posting to `Twitter Notes`, users can check or uncheck boxes to automatically tweet the article to their feed, Twitter circle or communities. They can also copy the article’s URL to share it elsewhere, such as on another website or in an email, according to the app’s researchers.

The tool will be accessible from user profiles directly to the right of the “Tweets & replies” link and before “Media”.

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(with contributions from IANS)



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