For Twitter Blue customers within the US, the web site’s 280-character restrict has been a factor of the previous since February when it gave them the flexibility to publish 4,000-character tweets. Now, the corporate has greater than doubled that restrict and has launched help for tweets as much as 10,000 characters in size. As well as, the web site now helps daring and italics textual content formatting, permitting content material creators to make use of these parts to interrupt up doubtlessly enormous blocks of textual content. Twitter chief Elon Musk first announced that the web site is making long-form tweets even longer in early March, nearly a month after the preliminary 4,000-character enlargement.
We’re bettering the writing and studying expertise on Twitter! Beginning right now, Twitter now helps Tweets as much as 10,000 characters in size, with daring and italic textual content formatting.
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— Twitter Write (@TwitterWrite) April 14, 2023
Whereas a ten,000-character restrict sounds extreme for many informal customers — that’s round 2,000 phrases, or a reasonably prolonged essay — Twitter possible launched the aptitude for folks trying to generate income off their posts. The corporate has simply rebranded “Tremendous Follows” as “Subscriptions,” permitting customers to cost folks $3, $5 and $10 a month for unique content material, together with subscriber-only chats in Areas. Twitter additionally promised to not take any of their earnings for the following 12 months.
By rising the character tweet restrict for Blue customers, in addition to permitting them to publish “hours lengthy movies,” Twitter is giving creators extra methods to maintain their subscribers engaged. On the similar time, getting customers to spend extra time on the web site means extra alternatives to serve them with adverts that may make the corporate extra money. That stated, Tremendous Follows by no means fairly took off, and it stays to be seen whether or not this iteration of the subscription service will fare higher.