Users of the paid version of Twitter can also use bold and italics.
Twitter has announced that it now supports ‘tweets’ of up to 10,000 characters in length and with bold and italic writing styles, although this is an option restricted to users of its paid version, Twitter Blue.
Twitter Blue is a premium service from the social network that offers benefits such as the ability to edit tweets, close saved item folders, or display a blue verified account badge.
The company has spent months announcing and developing features for this modality, which has recently introduced a filter that offers “approximately 50 per cent” fewer ads suggested in the ‘For you’ and ‘Following’ timelines than the free version.
Twitter Blue will allow you much longer tweets
Another outstanding feature of Twitter Blue is that it allows subscribers to write longer ‘tweets’. Precisely in February, it introduced a limit of up to 4,000 characters for publications.
However, Twitter has now announced that subscribed users can write ‘tweets’ of up to 10,000 characters. This functionality has been made available to users to improve “the writing and reading experience” on the platform.
In addition to publicizing the expansion of the characters, the company has indicated through its Twitter Write profile that users can apply styles with bold and italics. And it has encouraged them to enable Subscriptions in their accounts, to earn income from these posts.
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.
Sign up for Twitter Blue to access these new features, and apply to enable…
— Twitter Write (@TwitterWrite) April 14, 2023
This option, already existing in the ‘Monetization’ section, formerly known as Super Follows, is a tool currently in the testing phase in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia focused on “the followers who interact the most with the people they following”.
Specifically, this monthly subscription feature earns money from the platform for your contributions and posts and allows subscribers to access additional content, exclusive previews and other benefits.
The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, has encouraged users to offer monetizable content through these subscriptions, which admit “any material, from long text to hours-long videos,” as he has expressed in a tweet.
Elon Musk has also clarified that “for the next 12 months, Twitter will not keep any of the money” generated by this content. Users will receive 70 per cent of these compensations since 30 per cent of them are received by iOS and Android. They will also charge around 92 per cent if they use the web version of Twitter.
After that first year, the iOS and Android fees will be reduced to 15 per cent, although the platform will add “a small additional amount” that will depend on the volume of subscribers.
The manager has insisted that its premise is to help creators promote their work and that its objective is to “maximize the prosperity” of these users and offer them facilities to leave the platform. “Easy in, easy out,” he has said.