There is good news for those who want to write long posts on Twitter but are unable to do due to the 280-word character limit. The latest development has come after the micro-blogging site introduced Circle and closed captions for iOS and Android apps.
Twitter has announced to introduce a new feature called Notes. According to the latest update, Twitter is testing the new feature to allow users to share essay-style write-ups as a link.
The latest feature is getting tested after Twitter noticed that users share images of longer write-ups and announcements on their Twitter handle.
The upcoming feature is in testing mode among a select group of writers in Canada, Ghana, UK, and the US. The testing will continue for two months.
With the availability of the new feature Notes, Twitter users will be able to see a prominent headline, which they can click on to access the full copy. This will allow users to keep people on the platform longer, instead of steering them away for longer announcements and messages.
In addition to the text, users will also be able to embed photos, gifs, and other media content directly into the note itself. They can even edit Notes, even after they have been published.
The micro-blogging site also confirmed that Revue, the newsletter company bought by Twitter last year, would be part of the Twitter Write and the Notes feature.
The introduction of the Notes is important as many leaders and writers use Twitter daily to share their expertise and advice on topics their audiences care about. Notes will let them do that more efficiently and organize their content better, as they will have a dedicated place for their followers to find it.
What is closed captions?
Earlier, Twitter announced rolling out a button to toggle captions for its video player on its iOS and Android applications. Initially, the feature was available for to a limited number of iOS users.
The Closed captions button will be visible on the top-right corner of the video if it has captions available. It will let users choose whether they want to see captions for the video or not quickly.
Until now, closed captions showed up on Twitter videos on your mobile phone depending on many factors including whether you have turned it on in your phone’s accessibility settings and whether you are watching a video with your sound off. While that is still the case, you can now easily turn captions on and off when you want, similar to how the implementation works on the Twitter website.