Twitter has announced yet another longer tweet limit feature for Twitter Blue subscribers, giving them the ability to post up to 10,000 characters. Additionally, the social website now supports bold and italic text formatting.
The website says this is intended to improve the writing and reading experience on the platform. It further encourages users to subscribe to its paid subscription service, Twitter Blue, in order “to access these new features, and apply to enable Subscriptions on your account to earn income directly on Twitter.”
“We’re making improvements to the writing and reading experience on Twitter! Starting today, Twitter now supports Tweets up to 10,000 characters in length, with bold and italic text formatting,” the company’s (@TwitterWrite) account said in a tweet.
This new development was first hinted at by the company CEO Elon Musk last month while responding to a user who tweeted at him asking if he (Musk) could add code blocks to tweets. “We are extending long-form tweets to 10k soon,” Musk said at the time.
Once referred to as a microblogging site because of its unique character limit, Twitter first expanded the length of tweets in 2017 going from 140 characters to the 280-character limit which later changed to 4,000 in February this year and now it has been pushed to 10,000.
Just like the former 4,000-character limit, the 10,000-character tweet is displayed on your timeline with a limit followed by a “Show more” prompt that you can click to read the whole tweet. Additionally, while only Twitter Blue subscribers can write long tweets, everyone on the platform can read and engage with them.
Along with long tweets, Twitter Blue subscribers can also post media such as images or videos, and the new character limit applies to quote tweets and replies as well.
Besides the longer tweets features, Twitter Blue also offers several other premium perks to subscribers including a blue checkmark, custom icons & themes, priority ranking in conversation replies, access to the ability to edit tweets, thread reader mode, upload longer videos in 1080p, see half Ads, bookmark folders, and top articles.