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Twitter has formalized the test rollout of its new Notes feature, a blog option that lets you post longer content. Overview of the possibilities that Twitter Notes offers.
How does notes work on Twitter?
To fully understand how notes work, it’s important to differentiate them from tweets. In fact, these new blog posts exist separately from tweets but can be shared through them.
How to create notes on Twitter
Though creation is relatively limited at the moment, find out how to create notes on Twitter (on desktop):
- Press the button Writeis under the option posts in the menu on the left,
- Click the pencil-shaped icon at the top center of the screen, then fill out the suggested fields.
- If necessary, use the formatting tools
- Confirm your note and get the associated link to be able to share it.
Once your note is created, you can share it directly from your tweets. It is possible to change an existing and already released publication, but a label Changed is located at the top of the page for users to easily identify.
How to Find and Read Notes on Twitter
You can now see notes in your News Feed. If you want to see the notes published by a specific internet user, go to his profile and visit the corresponding tab that will appear if he has published any.
How to share notes on Twitter
You don’t need to have created a note to share it in a tweet. In fact, all you have to do is copy and paste the associated URL link in the tweet editor to integrate the post into your publications. You can also share notes via private message, retweet or quote notes tweeted by other users.
The End of Threads on Twitter?
Twitter threads, also known as wires, are widely used by internet users to express themselves by adding lots of details. In doing so, they make it possible to bypass the 280-character limit, but also generate a lot of engagement. However, this format is sometimes messy and makes it difficult to keep track of conversations due to multiple replies, leading to drifting conversations.
The arrival of Notes on Twitter could be a solution to replacing threads in the long term. Note that these offer the ability to format text, but also include media and tweets to your liking. Only downside, the social network states that the body text will be limited to 2,500 words and that the title cannot exceed 100 characters.
A phased deployment
For the time being only available in the test, the range of functions is relatively limited for the time being. According to Twitter, note-taking tests are being conducted for limited user groups in the US, Canada, the UK and Ghana. The social network also specifies this “Users in most countries can read the notices whether or not they use Twitter”. The company has not yet given a date for a possible official release of the feature.