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Washington: Tired of Twitter’s character limit? fret not. The micro-blogging site is testing a new feature that will let people exceed the 280-character limit in a piece of content.
According to DiversityTwitter will come with a new feature called “Notes” that will allow users to share essay-like writing as a link on and off the social media platform.
With the new update, users can add up to 2,500 words of text as well as photos, videos and GIFs to posts that can be written, published and shared on Twitter. The note card will appear in the Twitter timeline as a tweet that includes a preview of what’s in the longer post.
Currently, the company has started public testing of Notes with a small group of authors from the US, UK, Canada and Ghana.
“We are currently running a closed test with a small group of writers that will help us learn how to best support people who come to write on Twitter,” the company said.
Originally, Twitter posts were capped at 140 characters, designed to fit into the official limit for SMS text messages on mobile phones. In 2017, it raised the tweet limit to 280 characters.
Twitteratis will be able to enable the new note card in their timeline if they follow an author who posts note cards; If someone they follow includes a note URL in the Tweet; Or someone they follow or retweet or quote-tweet note cards.
Additionally, Notes will have unique URLs that people can navigate outside of the Twitter platform, whether or not they are logged into Twitter (and even if they don’t have a Twitter account).
Meanwhile, Twitter is in the midst of a USD 44 billion purchase by Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk.
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