For Twitter Blue customers within the US, the web site’s 280-character restrict has been a factor of the previous since February when it gave them the flexibility to publish 4,000-character tweets. Now, the corporate has greater than doubled that restrict and has launched assist for tweets as much as 10,000 characters in size. As well as, the web site now helps daring and italics textual content formatting, permitting content material creators to make use of these components to interrupt up probably enormous blocks of textual content. Twitter chief Elon Musk first introduced that the web site is making long-form tweets even longer in early March, virtually a month after the preliminary 4,000-character enlargement.
Whereas a ten,000-character restrict sounds extreme for many informal customers — that’s round 2,000 phrases, or a reasonably prolonged essay — Twitter probably launched the aptitude for individuals seeking to generate profits off their posts. The corporate has simply rebranded “Tremendous Follows” as “Subscriptions,” permitting customers to cost individuals $3, $5 and $10 a month for unique content material, together with subscriber-only chats in Areas. Twitter additionally promised to not take any of their earnings for the following 12 months.
By rising the character tweet restrict for Blue customers, in addition to permitting them to publish “hours lengthy movies,” Twitter is giving creators extra methods to maintain their subscribers engaged. On the identical time, getting customers to spend extra time on the web site means extra alternatives to serve them with advertisements that may make the corporate more cash. That stated, Tremendous Follows by no means fairly took off, and it stays to be seen whether or not this iteration of the subscription service will fare higher.