The tycoon also promises to improve the platform's internal search engine and increase monetization for content creators
Elon Musk and Twitter. (photo: TEC)
Little by little, and true to his style, Elon Musk reveals via tweets the changes he wants to implement on Twitter . The new owner of the social network released two relevant news from his account in the last few hours, without going into details and without specifying the dates, but in any case essential :
– The first is a function that allows sharing long texts;
– The second, improving the internal search engine of the platform so that, Musk jokes, it no longer looks like Infossek, a popular search engine launched in the United States in the 1990s.
“Twitter will soon add the ability to attach long-form text to tweets, putting an end to the nonsense of notepad screenshots,” said Musk. To questions from his followers, the tycoon has clarified that the solution could be “something like this” as a Twitter Notes service.
Elon Musk announcements. (photo: Twitter)
The different announcements were accompanied by other particularly interesting tweets for content creators. The company plans to develop ways to increase the monetization of its creations.
It said the new ability to share long text will follow “the monetization of any content creator ”. He also assured that he will provide new details in two weeks.
Twitter brings many changes thanks to Elon Musk
Musk's other novelty is related to the microblogging platform's search engine , a service he admitted he wasn't too proud of. “Search within Twitter reminds me of Infoseek from '98! That too will get much better soon,” the billionaire tweeted.
Of course, the owner of TeslaHe has not wanted to delve into more details or specify fixed dates for these changes in the social network. The only thing he has clarified is that improving the service is “a high priority”.
Musk's announcements may have been based on the work he did on the company before becoming CEO. At least that's what NBC's Ben Collins points out. “This was already in testing waiting for a release. He takes credit for a lot of work that some employees did before he fired them,” he said of the long text feature.
Elon Musk and Twitter. (photo: Practical Style)
Elon Musk also announces news for Twitter Blue
Although the changes in the Twitter service are perhaps the most significant developments in the last few hours of the “Musk-Twitter soap opera,” they are not the only ones.
And it is known that the $7.99 Twitter Blue service, supported by Musk, will be available for iOS< /b> “soon”. In the last few hours it was pointed out that the latest update to the Apple App Store already contains new features, but shortly after, the company's director of product management, >Esther Crawford, specified that only tests are being carried out.
“The new Blue is not available yet: the sprint towards our release continues, but some people can see us making updates because we are testing and pushing changes in real time. The Twitter team is legendary. New Blue… coming soon”, clarified.
Get to know what's new in Twitter Blue. Photo: diffusion.
Another novelty, expected and evident, is that by being subscribed, users will see fewer ads, although their proportion with respect to those users who are not is unknown. they will be subscribed to the service.
Something that will be appreciated is the possibility of being able to publish longer videos, something that the creators will love of content and the companies themselves, who will see one more reason to subscribe.
There would also be a more precise order of relevance. Being subscribed to Twitter Blue users will have priority if it is quality content, both in replies, mentions and search, they comment that this will help reduce scams, spam and b>bots.