Twitter is ready to launch a brand new long-form running a blog feature named Twitter Notes in “the coming weeks,” in accordance to a report from TechCrunch.
Leaks and reviews of such a feature have been circulating for months. In May, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong shared screenshots of a feature named both Twitter Notes or Twitter Articles, that allow customers write formatted weblog posts full with footage, hyperlinks, and embedded tweets. More screenshots of the same tool have been shared in April by one other app researcher, Nima Owji, which confirmed choices for customers to share posts with their followers, or create standalone hyperlinks for posts to share elsewhere on the internet.
According to TechCrunch, the feature is at the moment known as Notes, and is being given a distinguished place in beta variations of the Twitter app. But whereas the feature is reportedly ready to launch in the coming weeks, it could possibly be delayed by additional experimentation.
The Twitter Article Composer now comes with a “Focus Mode” (that button on the top-right) that expands the composer to the total display screen, hides away the facet bars pic.twitter.com/oOhyM1IIWs
— jane (@wongmjane) May 4, 2022
Adding long-form writing to Twitter may drastically change the character of the platform, which has lengthy been outlined by short-form writing (at first, tweets have been simply 140 characters in size, earlier than doubling to 280 characters in 2017). On the opposite hand, Twitter is arguably already stuffed with longer written screeds, shared in the type of threads of tweets or tweeted screenshots of others’ articles or customers’ personal writing (often captured in the iOS Notes app).
By incorporating long-form writing into its platform, Twitter may doubtlessly seize extra of the worth of those posts. Publishing articles or notes immediately to Twitter would make the textual content indexable for advertising and marketing and search functions. It may additionally dovetail with the corporate’s nascent Newsletters feature. In 2021, Twitter bought newsletter firm Revue to tackle rivals like Substack and has since built-in Revue newsletters into users’ Twitter profiles. However, the feature doesn’t but appear to have achieved wider reputation.