Twitter users with a paid Blue Tick subscription can now upload two-hour videos up to 8 GB, Elon Musk announced.
“Twitter Blue Verified subscribers can now upload 2 hour videos (8GB)!” tweeted Musk.
The tech billionaire has been keen to turn microblogging platform Twitter into an “anything app” since buying Twitter for $44 billion last October.
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One of the most popular additions to Twitter since Musk’s acquisition is the subscription feature Blue Tick. The feature, introduced in November, marked a major change in Twitter’s policy.
By paying $8/month, users get Blue Tick along with a range of extra perks like tweet editing, ad reduction, long tweets, text formatting, bookmark folders, NFT profile pictures, and more.
Interestingly, Meta, owner of Facebook and Instagram, has since taken a similar approach with its subscription service called Meta Verified, allowing users to add blue checkmarks to their accounts.
Starting April 15th, only verified accounts will appear in For You recommendations.
This is the only realistic way to deal with a sophisticated AI bot swarm takeover. Otherwise, it’s a hopeless losing battle.
Voting in polls also requires verification for the same reason.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 27, 2023
The world’s second richest person now sells Blue Tick as a flagship product on Twitter.
Since mid-April, the For You page can only recommend verified accounts. Similarly, voting in polls will also require verification.
One step closer to an all-encompassing app?
Musk has already added several features to Twitter, including cryptocurrency trading, cryptocurrency price charts and a new content monetization feature called “subscriptions.”
It’s part of his vision to create a comprehensive app for creators. And recent additions to video duration and size could be another step for creators to enter the world of video.
Love this 2 hour video! pic.twitter.com/2fAC1jboeu
— MAGS (@TAftermath2020) May 18, 2023
“For someone like me who uploads a lot of videos, this is a big deal. Size and time limits have historically been a big pain point. We are excited to share so much information.” tweeted Mars-wide blog.
Oh Twitter. Where brevity used to be paramount, now even our concentration seems to be stretched to the limit. 2 hours of video? That’s quite a leap from 280 characters. I can already imagine a world where I could spend hours staring at the mesmerizing art of avocados…
— Haljinder Singh Kukureja (@SinghLions) May 18, 2023
Twitter user named Kurdistan answered He was positive about introducing long-form videos on Twitter, saying, “Long-form videos are a good thing, so please focus on them as an alternative to YouTube.”
Kurdistan also expressed concern about short videos, saying, “Short videos are bad. Short videos are bad.” Do not imitate TikToks, shorts, or reels. “
another twitter user commented“Especially in finance and technology, this could be a good reason to move away from podcasts. It’s more intuitive than browsing Spotify.”
The user highlighted the potential benefits of leveraging longer Twitter videos, especially in industries such as finance and technology.
Supreme Court defends Twitter
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Twitter’s favor, absolving the social media platform from liability for hosting terrorism-related content. report CNN.
The court stressed that Twitter, like other digital technologies, cannot be held indirectly responsible for specific terrorist attacks while maintaining legal protections.
“Perhaps bad guys like ISIS can use platforms like the defendants’ for illegal and sometimes terrible purposes. But the same is true for mobile phones, email and the Internet in general. wrote Justice Clarence Thomas.
In two significant cases, Twitter faced legal challenges related to hosting terrorist content. In the Twitter v. Taamneh case, the family of Nauras Arassaf, a victim of an ISIS attack in Istanbul, accused the platform of supporting ISIS by leaving content on its site.
Meanwhile, in the Gonzalez v. Google case, the family of Nohemi Gonzalez, a victim of the ISIS attack in Paris, claimed that YouTube’s algorithm endorsements were promoting terrorist content.
However, the Supreme Court ruled in Twitter’s favor, dismissing the lawsuit against Google and upholding the legal protections provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.