Twitter plans to test a new feature called Notes, which will allow users to post text of up to 2,500 words. About that reported on the official Twitter account of the service. With its help, the company wants to keep users’ attention without resorting to third-party services.
The tests are limited and last only two months. Access to the new feature is restricted to authors from Canada, Ghana, the UK and the US. The company stressed that it will be possible to insert different media files into the texts. In addition, unlike traditional “tweets,” these posts may be edited.
This was announced by social media expert Laura Toogood conversation told the BBC that such testing is an important step for the social network. She believes this feature can help keep users’ attention on the platform instead of going to third-party sites. “Adding this feature means Twitter can compete with some popular blogging platforms and attract a different type of audience.”Toogood said.
Recall that originally a feature of Twitter was a 140 character limit in each post. In 2017, the company doubled the limit to 280 characters. Users have also been asking social network developers to add a tweet editing feature for years. This has been discussed many times, but so far it has not happened.