LONDON: Twitter boss Elon Musk suggested long-form tweets might be coming to the platform soon.
In a tweet exchange on Saturday with a platform user who pointed out Musk’s 67 tweets about the so-called “Twitter Files” were “quite the thread,” the Tesla CEO said: “We seriously need long-form tweets!”
The user, named @nichegamer, replied “Wave your magic engineering wand, and get er done my internet son!” Musk answered: “It is almost ready.”
It’s almost ready
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 10, 2022
Since his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, which was completed in October, Musk has been actively engaging with users’ suggestions for how to improve the social media platform.
Speculations about Twitter’s introduction of long-form were first reported in June, when sources confirmed that the company was preparing to launch a new feature that would support the direct publishing of long-form content on its platform.
Under Musk, Twitter has endured a profound transformation and introduced a number of controversial features that have triggered intense debates across the platform, and prompting some users to leave or reduce their interaction.
On Friday, Musk said in a tweet the company is working on a software update that will reveal to users if their account has been shadowbanned, a practice to block or limit a user account without their knowledge, a stated reason why or how to appeal.