In not-so-shocking news, Elon Musk will be altering Twitter – again. His new endeavor will change Twitter from its “micro-blogging” form to a new Tumblr-type platform, where users can write tweets with potentially up to 4,000 characters.
Musk announced this idea in response to an 82-tweet thread started by “@adamscochran.”
“Ability to do long tweets coming soon,” said Musk, who apart from wanting longer text has repeatedly expressed his desire to build a Youtube-like feature into the app, to avoid users moving to other apps to consume video content.
In the example, you can see longer tweets won’t show up on the feed unless you click on a “show more” indicator. Only the first 280 characters will be shown and the user can decide to expand the tweet to continue reading.