New Delhi: Twitter chief Elon Musk on Sunday announced that the long-form text feature may be introduced early in February and that the microblogging site will undergo significant interface modifications. In a tweet, Musk announced a number of upcoming modifications to Twitter’s user interface.
Easy swipe right/left to move between recommended vs followed tweets rolls out later this week.
First part of a much larger UI overhaul.
Bookmark button (de facto silent like) on Tweet details rolls out a week later.
Long form tweets early Feb.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 8, 2023
In his tweet, he said: “Easy swipe right/left to move between recommended vs followed tweets rolls out later this week. First part of a much larger UI overhaul. Bookmark button (de facto silent like) on Tweet details rolls out a week later. Long form tweets early Feb.”
The microblogging platform will soon allow users to write long-form text in their tweets, which presently have a character restriction of 280, the Twitter CEO had said in November. He said: “Twitter will soon add ability to attach long-form text to tweets, ending absurdity of notepad screenshots.”
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The updates revealed today are the most recent in a string of modifications made after Elon Musk acquired control of the microblogging platform in a $44 billion agreement.
The decision to enable long-form writing in tweets has been hotly contested, with some arguing that doing so will make Twitter less distinctive and others demanding it.
People opposed to the change further claim that the elimination of the character limit is unnecessary because users can already write in-depth comments by using the threads option.