Twitter brings longer, 4000 character tweets for ‘Blue’ subscribers within the US

Elon Musk has been promising longer tweets for some time, and now, he has delivered. The social media firm has launched an extended tweet function, giving ‘Twitter Blue’ customers within the US the power to compose and put up as much as 4000 characters without delay. That is good on events when the present 280-character restrict feels inadequate, and customers need to resort to making a thread of tweets as an alternative.

In response to a tweet by the corporate on Thursday, Twitter is bringing the power to put up longer tweets to customers who’ve subscribed to its paid Blue service. It thus appears to be Musk’s newest try to exploit extra money out of the micro-blogging web site – and with a a lot sought-after function behind a paywall, this transfer may simply play in Musk’s favor.

After all, that is removed from being the primary time Twitter has expanded the size of posts on its platform. In 2017, it launched the present 280-character restrict, changing the earlier restrict of 140 characters. And whereas Blue subscribers can now sort all the best way as much as 4,000 characters, they are going to be unable to avoid wasting them as drafts or reschedule them for later. A lot of the current customary capabilities of tweeting stay unchanged – whether or not you need to put up pictures or movies, use hashtags, and even create a ballot (which Musk is understood to do.

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For many who are but to subscribe to the service (Blue prices $11/month on iOS or Android, or $8/month on the net), it isn’t recognized when the power to put up longer tweets will attain them (if ever). They will, nonetheless, proceed to learn, reply, retweet, and quote Tweet to them. Moreover, Blue subscribers will have the ability to reply and quote an extended tweet with as much as 4,000 characters, based on Twitter. And whereas longer tweets seem like an excellent choice, it additionally means a substantial amount of scrolling. Twitter has accounted for this downside, and it introduced that lengthy tweets will probably be capped at 280 characters on the timeline of different customers. In the event that they want to learn the total tweet, then they will click on on the “Present extra” immediate.