Twitter Blue users can now tweet 10,000-character posts

Twitter has teased the massively increased character count for Blue subscribers for a while, and now it has officially rolled out.

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One of the ideas Twitter has been toying with since Elon Musk took over was a massive increase to tweet character capacity for Twitter Blue subscribers. It seems that feature has finally been rolled out. As of this week, Twitter Blue subscribers will now be able to post tweets of up to 10,000 characters, in case you really have a lot to get off your chest and want to put that kind of diatribe on Twitter for some reason.

Twitter announced the rollout of the 10,000-character Twitter Blue update via the Twitter Write account on April 13, 2023. As of April 13, Twitter Blue subscribers can now publish tweets of up to 10,000 characters if they wish. Additionally, Twitter Blue users can also utilize bold and italic formatting in their tweets. For reference, the Resident Evil 4 remake review published here at Shacknews is one of the longer reviews we’ve posted. It clocks in at around 9,808 characters including the title and article description.

Twitter Write's post on 10,000-character tweets
Twitter Blue subscribers can now post tweets with up to 10,000 characters as of this week.
Source: Twitter Write

This is another one of the weird moves that Elon Musk has presided over as he attempts to make Twitter profitable. Twitter Blue launched, stumbled, and then relaunched early in 2023 as a means of collecting revenue and also doing away with the old verification system, which has continued to be a controversial decision. It’s not quite as weird as Twitter skimping costs, including nonpayment for its San Francisco office or the sudden change in API rules which broke a number of third-party apps, but the 10,000-character tweet feature is still one that has left many perplexed and wondering who asked for such a feature.

Nonetheless, Twitter under Elon Musk continues to weather its arguably self-inflicted storm. As we await what comes next, stay tuned for more Twitter news here at Shacknews.

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    April 14, 2023 9:55 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Twitter Blue users can now tweet 10,000-character posts

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      April 14, 2023 11:43 AM


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      April 14, 2023 11:45 AM

      Oh great, that won't break the flow or anything.

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      April 14, 2023 11:54 AM

      Oh so it's just LiveJournal now.

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        April 14, 2023 12:15 PM

        Can’t wait for

        1/1 Dear MAGA, today I was asked if I wanted “oat milk” by a clearly foreign and therefore liberal barista at Starbucks. How do you even milk an oat?

        Seeing as the great state of Florida is a stand your ground state, and she just threatened me and, by extension my whole family, with poisoning, without missing a beat, I exercised my open carry right AK-47 to shoot her and the entire staff in face right then and there. Stopped the poisoning right there on its tracks

        If trump was still president, we’d have Americans milk and foreigners would be in foreignlandzigrad like the founding fathers intended #2A #blessed #nocoorsforme

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      April 14, 2023 12:21 PM

      they should have allowed larger posts years ago.

      the whole "short tweet" thing is a thing of the past and it made twitter so bad to use.

      think about all the modern twitter inconveniences, and almost all of that comes down to this weird limitation that served its use but is obsolete.

      things like "tweet longer" or tweet conversation unfurlers, or people having like 1/100 part conversations, etc - that was incredibly painful to use.

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        April 14, 2023 12:32 PM

        keeping everything bite sized is pretty critical to the browsing experience. If 50% of posts are a 10s read and 15% of posts are a 5min read it creates a weird experience. People don't check Twitter for a minute to read long blog posts.

        Consider that this is basically the difference between TikTok and YouTube. One gives you a consistent, short time filler and the other has content running the gamut from 5s to 5 hours (although a high percentage of content is 10min to satisfy the algorithm and YouTube's advertising goals). YouTube had to launch a whole new feature to satisfy this use case.

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          April 14, 2023 12:34 PM

          also the editing/viewing experience for long tweets is bad. Nothing about Twitter is designed for 10k word posts. You can't embed images/diagrams mid post, no pull quotes, etc like a normal blogging platform (like Medium or Substack).

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          April 14, 2023 12:56 PM

          This. Making something short and to the point was an art form there. Now it’s all going to be like recipes taking about their family for the first 3 pages. No has time for that.

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          April 14, 2023 1:08 PM

          I think that boat has sailed a looong time ago

          all I see on twitter are people abusing the size limit


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            April 14, 2023 1:09 PM

            and it doesn't make any sense and browsing is horrible for people who do this


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              April 14, 2023 1:09 PM

              And other people's replies get cut off and it's not properly threaded so you get these tweet substorms that go on even though the original author replied on another subthread


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                April 14, 2023 1:12 PM

                I mean this is just a good example of why Twitter is not designed for long form content with a bunch of different conversations around it. Simply changing the max tweet length isn't going to fix that.

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                  April 14, 2023 1:25 PM

                  yah but who's fault is that? twitter product managers and designers ...

                  it's pretty clear people want longer form tweets - twitter is poorly designed for long form because they didn't design it that way - and never tried improving it even though their world was burning around them with people trying to hack around it.

                  pretty much the history of twitter.

                  even hash tags were a hack to begin with.

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                    April 14, 2023 1:28 PM

                    Twitter has been poorly designed for sure but I don't think it's a given that serving 140 character messages and 10k blogs in the same newsfeed is actually good/doable in a way that satisfies people. They're just fundamentally different jobs. If I want to read for 10min do I go to Twitter and scroll until I find a 10k word tweet? Or do I open Substack and go to the latest post from an author I follow?

                    Substack should've just been a separate product Twitter made to allow their creators to monetize their work. Which is what they recognized when they bought Revue. But Elon has no product sense in this space.

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                      April 14, 2023 2:14 PM

                      It's totally doable if they just force you to always enter a 140 character message in order to do anything longer and the only thing they show in the feed is the 140 character message then require interaction to view the longer content. It's the best of both worlds while keeping everyone within twitter itself.

                      All I can say is if I ever opened a twitter link and saw "1/x" anywhere in the post I just instantly closed it because I knew it was going to be a shitshow trying to make sense of it.

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                        April 14, 2023 2:58 PM

                        I mean it's technically doable but I think it's fundamentally the wrong product experience. Like anyone who's used TikTok understands why it's so much better than YouTube most of the time. You go to Twitter and TikTok to get short form content you can consume in small chunks. Interleaving long form content in the middle of that just doesn't work.

                        All I can say is if I ever opened a twitter link and saw "1/x" anywhere in the post I just instantly closed it because I knew it was going to be a shitshow trying to make sense of it.

                        I don't do this myself (but I also don't follow people constantly posting threads because it's usually garbage growth hack people) but I think by the same token if you clicked 'Show more' on a tweet and it expands into a 1k+ character post you're just gonna hit the back button immediately essentially the same way. The problem isn't really clicking on a tweet and then having to scroll down through multiple tweets.

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                          April 14, 2023 3:15 PM

                          The problem isn't really clicking on a tweet and then having to scroll down through multiple tweets.

                          Hard disagree. it's a very large part of the problem. If you force the 140 char summary then I've already got a summary of what the issue is and I know exactly which post to look for replies on.

                          In the current form people will reply to the 4/100 or 9/100 post instead of the first in the "thread". It's a fucking mess.

                          If I'm not interested in reading more/longer then there's a large chance someone wasn't going to seek out that content in the first place.

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              April 14, 2023 1:11 PM

              the algorithm certainly rewards people doing that dumb shit (don't forget some rocketship emojis) but I definitely don't follow people who can't express themselves clearly in short form.

              In any case, I don't think there'd be a huge problem with allowing a tweet that's 500 characters or whatever but that's not what this is really for. Elon is positioning this as a Substack competitor which is why the limit is 10k characters. They shut down the actual newsletter platform they bought in order to ship this instead (

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            April 14, 2023 1:09 PM

            and this is super bad


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      April 14, 2023 1:33 PM

      Brevity being the soul of wit, it was the last thing holding the alt right back from being entirely witless.

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      April 14, 2023 2:11 PM

      Twitter was best with the original limit, this is so dumb.

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