Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, officially revealed that the platform’s UI (user interface) would undergo significant changes and that the long-form text feature would be available early in February.
Musk outlined various modifications to Twitter’s user interface that would be applied soon in a tweet.
“Easy swipe right/left to move between recommended vs. followed tweets rolls out later this week. First part of a much larger UI overhaul. Bookmark button (de facto silent like) on Tweet details rolls out a week later. Long-form tweets early Feb,” he tweeted.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stated in November that the platform will soon allow users to write long-form text in tweets, which today have a character restriction of 280.
“Twitter will soon add the ability to attach long-form text to tweets, ending the absurdity of notepad screenshots,” he had said back then.
The tweaks revealed recently are the latest in a series of upgrades since Musk purchased the microblogging site for $44 billion.
Enabling long-form writing in tweets has been a controversial subject, with some seeking the feature and others fearing that if long messages are permitted, Twitter will lose its uniqueness.
However, critics further resist that users may now post in detail by utilizing the threads option and that removing the character restriction is not necessary.