Starting in February, Elon Musk’s new Twitter will radically transform into a blog-style social media platform.
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Elon Musk has confirmed that Twitter will soon expand to 4,000 characters with a new update due out in early February. It allows users to create professional blog posts with text formatting options within social media platforms. Much like Twitter itself and its owners, the update has caused controversy among users who prefer a simpler service offering.
Users claim the update undermines Twitter’s basic functionality as a microblogging platform. forced to do so. Thoughts, ideas, and information can be presented in neat threads using appropriate segmentation and media wrapped in an easy-to-read UX.
Traditionally, Twitter has been used as a gateway to actual news posting. Elon Musk wants Twitter to be the destination for these posts. Various news outlets and his SEO experts have pointed out that Twitter is not suitable for driving traffic for his website.
Not only does the new update disrupt Twitter’s key differentiator among social media services, it can also impact website traffic.
Twitter’s microblogs summarize key points from press releases and events into more understandable packages, allowing users to simply scan tweets and threads and consume the information within, rather than reading the entire news article. You can now move forward. .
Now users will be able to create news stories virtually on the service itself.
Musk said the new 4,000 character long tweets will be on the same timeline as the 280 character short tweets.
“We also plan to add simple formatting features such as bold, underline, and font size later this quarter. Twitter will continue to encourage brevity.” Musk said.
“These take the same timeline screen space as other tweets, but you can click to view more tweets.”