01 August 2022
Twitter has officially confirmed that it is testing Notes, a native long-form content feature. It will allow users to write and share long posts without a character limit, similar to how blog posts work. This is opposite to what Twitter is known for i.e. short-form content where users can share their thoughts in up to 280 characters, a limit that used to be up to 140 characters until 2017.
Twitter Notes is available to select users from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Ghana. These users will get a new Write option that needs to be clicked to get started. Each note will have a title followed by the content which can be as long as the user wants. There are a bunch of formatting and media file insertion tools that we get in any note-taking or blogging platform.
✨ Introducing: Notes ✨— Twitter Write (@TwitterWrite) June 22, 2022
We’re testing a way to write longer on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/SnrS4Q6toX
Once the note is complete, it is time to publish the same on Twitter. It will appear in the feed the same way as any other shared article or blog post from other platforms. Other users will be able to click the link and read the entire post natively on Twitter. It is important to note that the ability to read notes is said to be available "in most countries". However, the exact list has not been shared yet.
Notes can also be shared outside Twitter with the help of unique URLs. It will help users reach an audience outside their Twitter circles. All published notes of a user are available through another new tab called Notes. It will also make it easier for followers to keep up with Notes shared by their favorite creators.