Twitter says working on long-form text feature called Notes; check details here

Twitter Inc said on June 22 that it is testing a new feature called “Notes” that will allow users to write on the platform for longer.

The user can now share essay-style descriptions as a link both on and off the social media platform, it said.

Twitter shared how the feature will work in two separate GIFs on its platform.

The company also said that the newsletter firm Revue, which it bought last year, would now be part of Twitter Write along with the “Notes” feature.

The long form function is currently being tested by a small group of writers. The company did not provide more details about the wider rollout.

Users can click the “Write” tab to start writing a note and then embed the note in their tweet when they’re done. Twiiter also has tweets shared by writers who have already published notes on the platform, which appear as oblong posts that can contain tweets, videos, and images.

The company currently has a 280-character limit for tweets, a feature it began testing nearly five years ago.

Earlier on April 6, Twitter said it was working on a way for users to edit their 280-character posts, calling it “the most requested feature in many years.”

It had said it will test the feature in its paid service, Twitter Blue, in the coming months.

It said the test would help learn what works, what doesn’t, and what is possible. So it may be a while before most Twitter users can use it, if they ever do. Twitter spokesperson Catherine Hill declined to say whether an editing feature could be rolled out to all users.

Many Twitter users — including Kim Kardashian, Ice T, Katy Perry and the McDonald’s corporate account — have long begged for an edit button.

The company itself had recently teased its users with an April Fool’s Day tweet stating that we’re working on an edit button. The official Twitter account said Tuesday that the April 1 tweet was no joke and that it has been working on it since last year.

Twitter also said it didn’t get the idea from a Twitter poll launched by Tesla CEO Musk that showed more than 4 million people voted. Musk had asked followers if they wanted an edit button, boldly spelling yes as yes and no as no.

Musk had also tweeted that he was looking forward to making significant improvements to Twitter in the coming months.

The company is currently in the midst of a $44 billion buyout by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc, the richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine.

(With input from agencies)

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