Micro-blogging platform Twitter is now testing a new long-form blogging feature named Twitter Notes, the company confirmed in a tweet. The platform says the feature is currently available to a select group of users in the US, UK, Canada, and Ghana, and that people “in most countries” can read Notes on and off Twitter.
The company described how the feature will work in two separate GIFs. Users can click into the “Write” tab to start writing a Note, and can then embed the Note into their tweet when finished. Several writers have already published Notes on the platform, which appear as long-form posts that can have tweets, videos, and images mixed in.
✨ Introducing: Notes ✨
We’re testing a way to write longer on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/SnrS4Q6toX
— Twitter Write (@TwitterWrite) June 22, 2022
According to the website, “Twitter Write is a composer tool that lets writers create stories and other long-form content, called Notes, for their followers to engage with—all on Twitter. We’re currently running a closed test with a small group of writers who will help us learn how best to support people who come to write on Twitter.”
“For readers in countries where the test will be running, you’ll see Note cards—Tweets with Note previews and links—in your Home timeline if you’re following someone participating in the Tweet test group for Notes, or if someone you follow Retweets, Quote Tweets, or shares a link to a Note. Readers in some countries will not be able to view Note cards or Notes at this time.”