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Elon Musk Unveils 3 New Features for Twitter

Mon 09 Jan 2023 | 10:46 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Twitter’s CEO Elon Musk announced three new features which are set to arrive on the platform in the coming weeks.

Swipe Tool

Musk pointed out that Twitter will soon bring in the Tinder swipe option, which will allow users to swipe right or left to move to browse recommended and followed tweets on the instant messaging platform.

He added that the tool will be available by the end of this week, noting that the swipe feature is the first part of a much larger UI overhaul.

Bookmark Button

The bookmark button will be used as a de facto silent like on tweets and is set to arrive on Twitter next week.

Long-form Tweets

The CEO also highlighted that the much-anticipated feature long-form tweet will be rolled out in early February 2023. The feature will help Twitter users to post longer tweets without the current word limit of 280n characters.

In April 2022, the billionaire expressed his support of longer tweets before fully acquiring the platform in October.

Just one day after closing his deal on the social media giant, Musk again showed his willingness to ditch the character limits by replying, "Absolutely," to a user who asked, "Can we get rid of character limits, or at least greatly expand it?"