Elon Musk wants to go to 4,000 characters

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While the number of grades had already increased in 2017, it could increase again. The new owner of the social network has confirmed the plan to go from 280 to 4,000 characters in tweets.

This Sunday, December 11 Elon Musk announced the development of a flagship feature in the social network: number of characters per tweet. Originally this was limited to 140until it is changed to 280 in 2017.

From now on it will soon be possible to publish messages of 4000 characters in the news feed, as suggested by the majority shareholder in response to a user. Users no longer need to resort to threadsa series of tweets via comments.

Eventually, messages of 4,000 characters will return to being typed 14 tweets.

“Elon is it true that Twitter plans to increase characters from 280 to 4,000?”.

“Yes”.

Return of the Twitter Blues

This beginning of the week also marks the return of paid certification.

that 10 November last it had been launched and then withdrawn a few days later due to problems identity theft : Internet users impersonated personalities by acquiring the blue badge, including Elon Musk.

The latter then reminded that these types of accounts should have the mention “parody” in their name.

Since this Monday 12 Decemberthe subscription Twitter blue is now back and available in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Its base price, eight dollars a monthremains the same, except for users from an Apple device : they have to pay eleven dollars a month.

The certification procedures have also changed. As of now, the subscriber account still needs to go through one verification to avoid identity theft where he will lose his blue badge. The user must also authenticate your phone number.

After that, it will be able to use many premium features, such as decrease in ads in their news feed, or highlight tweets and comments in priority.

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