Twitter is testing ‘Notes’ longform tweets

Happy Thursday, readers. Jordan Parker Erb here, with word that Twitter is working on longform tweets, a function that will let users surpass the 280-character limit.

Let’s get to it.

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1. Get ready to tweet your heart out. Twitter is testing a new longform blogging feature, called Twitter Notes, that could launch in the coming weeks, TechCrunch first reported.

Right now, the feature is limited to just a handful of writers in the United States, Canada, Ghana, and the United Kingdom. You can see an example of a Note here.

Notes can be a whopping 2,500 words, can include photos, and can be edited after they’re published (a feature Twitter users have long been asking for), according to the company’s blog.
The update will be the biggest change to word count since 2017, when Twitter announced it’d be upping the character limit from 140 to 280.

Here’s the latest on Twitter Notes.

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