Twitter Announces Longer Tweets And Stricter Rules For Account Verification

Elon Musk has recently shared some updates related to changes that people can soon expect on Twitter.

For starters, the billionaire claims longer tweets are coming soon but he failed to share when exactly that would be. There were some details that gave a picture of how tweets weren’t going to be working in the manner that we had expected them to.

The news comes to us thanks to Jane Manchun who used reverse engineering to decipher how long-form threads begin to be formed. So thread readers on the app would continue to read longer tweets in any thread. It’s quite like how things function currently. And for us, we feel that this change is going forward for creators.

Wong spotted how the app is even making sure its Tweet composer works in the right manner when you reach the limit of 280 characters. In case you do start posting longer threads, the app would start reducing them.

The advantage is that you don’t need to keep pressing the + button each time a tweet exceeds the standard limit that’s set out. Hence, as you can imagine, it’s going to be a great addition for those who love adding more characters.

We will also see the end-to-end encryption DMs transformed into something that’s more secure as it begins to be rolled out soon on Twitter. For now, we’re not too sure if it’s going to be a part of the current Twitter Blue subscription plan that stands at $8.

Next up, we’re hearing plenty of news about how the Twitter verification plan is getting stricter and by that, we mean more rules for account holders to adhere to get the verified mark. Before we forget to add, the Twitter app is reactivating the Blue payments plans on November 29 so do keep an eye out for that.

It’s no surprise that the Blue subscription has really had the rockiest start of them all. There were so many incidents that were not only high-profile but quite shocking across the board.

The news about the harsher rules was announced on the About Twitter page for Blue subscribers. It mentioned how those accounts that weren’t older than 90 days wouldn’t be able to avail of the offering. And we do think it’s a good idea there was a very valid point set out by an expert at the media outlet The Verge.

Mitchell Clark says that people would still be trying to attack the app by making new accounts and holding them for a 90-day span and then having it verified to overcome the rule in place.

We’ve seen Elon Musk comment in an open manner about the various ways through which the app can battle attempts to impersonate public figures or firms on the app. For now, none of these ideas were put on paper and set in stone. But with time, we’ve noticed how Twitter has really been taking people on a wild ride, thanks to the new leadership of Elon Musk.

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