Subscribers to Twitter Blue, an active subscription that adds a blue badge to your account and offers early access to new features, can now post longer tweets. Paid subscribers can create tweets up to 4,000 characters long, instead of the previous limit of 280 characters. Starting February 10, the new feature is only available in the US.
The current 280 character limit was introduced in 2017, replacing the previous limit of 140 characters.
Tweets longer than 280 characters will appear as normal in the feed. any additional content will be hidden beyond the “show more” prompt;
“But don’t worry, Twitter is still Twitter. We know longer tweets can mean a lot of scrolling, so they’ll be limited to 280 characters on your timeline, and you’ll see a “Show more” prompt to click and read. the entire tweet,” the social media platform explained.
The limit also applies to replies to tweets and quotes. However, there are still some limitations. extended tweets cannot be saved in drafts and scheduled for later. Non-blue subscribers will also be able to interact with such posts as usual.
In the future, Twitter is expected to introduce the ability to add advanced formatting to posts, including the ability to bold words and change the font size.