Twitter threads are a blessing and a curse. They could be a good way to share info and interact in dialogue however they will also be troublesome to comply with and simply plain too lengthy. There is now a strategy to streamline these conversations. Twitter is testing a brand new function referred to as “Notes” that may enable customers to make use of greater than 280 characters in a single piece of content material.

Those who use Notes will be capable of transcend 280 characters and embed images, movies, GIFs, and tweets. They can even publish Notes on and off Twitter and edit them each earlier than and after publishing. Notes shall be accessible on a tab in customers’ profiles. Twitter is making a deal with referred to as @TwitterWrite as properly where they’ll put up updates about Notes and different related options.

Twitter believes that threads could be helpful however have sturdy limitations. It famous in a latest weblog put up that, “people were writing long elsewhere, and then coming to Twitter to share their work and for the conversation surrounding all those words.” This was very true of people and establishments that publish newsletters and weblog posts. They write these bulletins elsewhere after which merely share them on Twitter. Twitter has additionally acquired quite a lot of suggestions from customers who’ve requested the power to jot down longer types of content material and total extra management over their content material.

Notes is at present solely out there to a restricted variety of “writers” within the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ghana. It is unclear if and when this function shall be out there to different Twitter customers. According to Twitter, Notes is a part of their objective to not solely create “things that writers need, [but] investing in the tools and the community that writers deserve.”

Notes appear to be a part of Twitter’s bigger plan to provide customers extra management over their posts. It is at present testing an “edit” button that will allow customers to edit their printed posts. Twitter additionally lately created “Circles” that enable customers to put up Tweets to solely a sure group of individuals. At the second, the principle query is whether or not or not Twitter customers really wish to learn long-form Notes and if Notes will fulfill their need for extra management. Only time will inform if Notes actually catch on.

Sample of Twitter Notes courtesy of Twitter