Twitter expands character limit to 4,000, but for Blue subscribers only

Elon Musk’s Twitter announced on Wednesday that it’s expanding the tweet character limit from 280 to 4,000, but only for users that subscribed to its Blue plan in the United States.

The company said that the change will also apply to quote tweets and replies, and users will be able to post pictures, videos, hashtags and polls as well. 

When a Blue subscriber posts a longer tweet, Twitter will show the first 280 characters on the timeline, but users will be able to access the rest by tapping the ‘’Show more’’ button. Although non-subscribers won’t access the new feature, they’ll still be able to retweet, reply and quote longer tweets.

According to Twitter Blue’s updated support page, the company has also expanded the subscription plan to India, Indonesia and Brazil, bringing the total number of countries where the service is available to 15. 

The page also says that the number of ads will soon be halved for Blue subscribers, something that Musk announced back in November. Meanwhile, the billionaire also recently said that Twitter will offer a higher-priced Blue plan that will eliminate all the ads on the platform.

The new change comes a week after Twitter announced that it would stop offering free access to its API after February 9, and replace it with a monthly plan that Musk said could cost $100 per month. After getting backlash from developers, he said they would offer a free, write-only API for bots ‘’providing good content’’.

Yesterday, the Twitter Dev account said it has now postponed the deadline to February 13, and confirmed that the ‘’Basic’’ API will cost $100 a month, offering a low level of API usage along with access to Ads API. It added that there will be a free API with limitations, and that it will deprecate the Premium API on February 13. 

Written by Tuna Cetin


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