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Twitter Might Let You Post Long Form Articles In the Future

Twitter started off as a platform that only allowed you to post 140 character tweets, and that resulted in a very new form of communication becoming prevalent. Twitter became a place for brevity and that also inspired a lot of creativity, but eventually this character limit became more of a limitation than an advantage which is why Twitter doubled it and allowed users to start posting tweets that were up to 280 characters long.

One reason for why Twitter is so willing to change this character limit is that it was first put in place due to the 160 character limit that had been put in place for SMS. With that no longer being a factor, Twitter started to experiment with longer tweet lengths and former CEO Jack Dorsey announced in 2016 that Twitter was going to start looking into a lot more ways to facilitate somewhat more detailed conversations on its platform in the future.

The rollout of Twitter Threads was another way for Twitter to increase the amount of content that you could put out and keep connected, but the latest potential update that many have started to notice might just end up taking things to a whole new level. A reverse engineering test conducted by Jane Manchun Wong has revealed a potential new section in the Twitter sidebar called Articles, and the only logical reason for this section to exist is to facilitate people writing long form content on the platform.
This is likely going to be something that Twitter users will really enjoy, and it will turn the platform from a microblogging site into a full fledged blogging site. Most writers are on Twitter right now, and they will likely be pleased to use a feature that enables them to share their long form content on the site itself rather than having to link to third party sites. One thing to note is that this feature is likely only going to be made available to Twitter Blue subscribers with a paid subscriptions, although it might also get rolled out to regular users as well in the future.


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