Well, well, well… What’s this all about then? Code-digger Jane Manchun Wong this week revealed that Twitter is working on something called Articles, as Social Media Today reports:
Twitter’s currently working on a new option called ‘Articles’, which appears to provide a means to create blog posts within the app, which would then, you would assume, be shareable, in some form, via tweet.
How exactly that would work is unclear, but it is definitely something Twitter is developing – as a spokesperson explained to SMT:
“We’re always looking into new ways to help people start and engage in conversations on Twitter. We’ll share more about our work here soon.”
Twitter has a dedicated ‘Longform’ team which oversees products like its Revue newsletters, but there’s not a whole lot of ‘longform’ on Twitter itself.
Given how important threads are to the Twitter experience these days, it seems natural for the company to embrace blogging. Without damaging its core product (280-character tweets), Twitter could allow users to share increasingly more writing through threads, then going up to Articles, and finally up to a Revue newsletter like the one you’re reading right now.
Hopefully we’ll hear more about where Articles is going soon. But rest assured that unlike tweets, it seems you’ll be able to edit them