The CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk has announced a new rollout on Twitter.
Musk took to Twitter to reveal that the long-awaited long-format tweets will be available in early February. These Twitter posts will take up the same amount of display on the Timeline as regular tweets, but consumers can click it in order to read more.
The new changes are made to the user interface in order to make it more refined for the user-easy experience.
Users will shortly be able to swipe between recommended and followed tweets (just like Tinder) as part of a wider user Interface or UI, according to Musk.
In addition to the above-mentioned features, Twitter is planning to launch the Bookmark button. Currently, the Bookmark function is usable through the share button on a Twitter post.
Unlike likes, Musk mentioned late last year that bookmarked tweets will stay confidential across the platform. Users will additionally be able to create folders to save tweets into different categories.
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
The most fascinating upcoming function is probably a long-form tweet. Initially, people on Twitter could communicate their opinions and thoughts on the Platform in 140 characters. Later that year, in 2018, the company increased the maximum to 280. Even though Musk did not mention the number of characters within his most recent tweet, he did state in a December 2022 post that the app might permit users to write tweets of up to 4000 characters.
While Elon Musk has announced the new features, Twitterati is excited as well as eager to use the ‘Long-Form Tweets’ feature, calling it ‘no more micro-blogging’. However, this is not yet confirmed by Musk that the new rollout is targeted or will be available for every Twitter user.