You can now write and send longer tweets using Twitter’s new feature ‘Notes’ that allows users to post long-form content on the platform,
Currently, the microblogging platform only allows only posts of up to 280 characters. “A small group of writers is helping us test Notes. They can be read on and off Twitter, by people in most countries,” says Twitter in the announcement.
Twitter will allow users to write articles with formatting and media uploading options that can be tweeted and shared with followers.
Users in the U.S, U.K, Canada, and Ghana now have access to Notes as part of the initial testing phase. They will start to see a new “Write” tab, which is where they can write and access all of their Notes. In addition to this, they will also see a new “Notes” tab on their profile where all of their published content is stored; making it easy for those who follow them to have access.
Twitter’s Notes has a user interface that is fairly basic. It has all the regular elements of a blog post composer, including the capacity to include header images, to insert images and links within the text, and a streamlined option to add in tweets. Once published, Notes will appear as a Twitter card, linking users through to the full post.
The title of a Twitter Note has up 100 characters but the body can take up to 2,500 words. It also gives users the ability to undo something they’ve written as the Edit feature is currently exclusive to Twitter’s paid subscribers.