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Elon Musk says tweets could have long texts and monetization


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Twitter’s new head, billionaire Elon Musk said on Saturday (5) that users of the social network will soon be able to attach long texts to tweets and that the platform will monetize any type of content from its creators.

In response to comments, Musk said more details on the new features will be revealed in two weeks, but has already confirmed that users will be able to donate resources directly to Twitter content creators.

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In June, Twitter had already announced that it was testing a feature for sharing long texts in tweets through a link inside and outside the social network, naming the tool “Notes”.

According to the platform, the feature was in the testing phase with a group of writers and would be made available in several countries.

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Today, the limit for texts on the social network is 280 characters, twice what it was initially. Twitter, founded in 2006, was updated primarily through SMS messages and was based on the 140 characters that limited a cell phone text message (160 rings, including 20 for the username).

Despite the limitation, users of the social network have explored a resource to circumvent the 280 characters: the threads, or threads, which became popular on the platform and bring together long texts divided into a sequence of tweets are sequences of grouped posts.

Users also use screenshots of apps that have no character limitation to share texts on Twitter, something Musk criticized when announcing that longer texts will be available on the platform to “end the absurdity of notebook screenshots “.

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