04 March 2022
If you are someone who did not start using Twitter fairly recently, you would remember that the platform had a 140-character limit on tweets. It was doubled to 280 characters in 2017 with the goal of letting users share their thoughts more freely. Now, a fresh leak has revealed that Twitter may be working on a new feature to expand that limit even further.
Jane Manchun Wong, a renowned app research expert, has discovered evidence of a feature called Twitter Articles. She posted an image showing texts "No Twitter Articles yet" and "Create a new Twitter Article". The image does not offer any explanation about what the feature exactly is and how it would work.
Twitter is working on “Twitter Articles” and the ability to create one within Twitter— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 2, 2022
Possibility a new longform format on Twitter pic.twitter.com/Srk3E6R5sz
It is speculated that Twitter Articles may simply allow users to share long-form posts. It is still possible to share thoughts on platforms that require more than 280 characters but they need to be shared in the form of threads. A thread comprises a bunch of individual tweets stitched together. While this makes it easier for readers to understand what the author is saying, it is not exactly a convenient way to do so.
It goes without saying that Twitter is yet to announce anything officially about Articles. We will have to wait and see if the feature turns out to be exactly what we are speculating it to be or it will be something completely different.