This might be attention-grabbing.
For a very long time, Twitter’s been attempting to work out one of the best ways to allow folks to share extra expansive feedback and ideas within the app, which many individuals do already by including screenshots of notes to their tweets.
Certainly, again in 2016, when then Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defined that that firm was potential choices to allow longer posts inside tweets (which finally resulted within the growth of tweet size to 280 characters) he used a screenshot of textual content to speak his logic.
Twitter’s since contained its concepts on this entrance, including ‘Threads’ as a substitute, whereas it additionally bought publication platform Revue, which it now prompts customers to check out in the event that they’re trying to submit longer textual content updates.
As you’ll be able to see, Twitter’s at present engaged on a brand new possibility known as ‘Articles’, which seems to supply a way to create weblog posts throughout the app, which might then, you’d assume, be shareable, in some kind, by way of tweet.
How precisely that will work is unclear, however it’s undoubtedly one thing Twitter is growing – as a spokesperson defined to SMT:
“We’re at all times trying into new methods to assist folks begin and interact in conversations on Twitter. We’ll share extra about our work right here quickly.”
A generic response, so no additional perception. However it’s coming, and it’ll be attention-grabbing to see whether or not this does truly present an possibility to exchange screenshots of textual content, in a extra compact, workable, searchable manner than the present Threads course of.
Some have famous that this may doubtless be a Twitter Blue possibility, or no less than it’ll begin that manner, with paying subscribers capable of create long-form posts that they will then share within the app. The true utility, after all, lay within the particulars of the way it works, and the way Twitter will current these longer posts within the app.
Will that feed right into a Revue publication? Will these posts solely stay in your profile, with creators then capable of share a pattern of their tweets, referring customers again to the total textual content? And if that’s the case, will there be worth in driving referral site visitors to long-form posts on Twitter, when you could possibly drive them again to your individual web site as an alternative?
Once more, the true worth will probably be in the way it truly works, however it’s attention-grabbing to notice that Twitter hasn’t deserted the thought of longer-form textual content in tweets.
Possibly new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal is a fan of the idea, which is why it’s coming again.
We’ll maintain you up to date on any progress.