Now you can write articles on twitter with its new long-form blogging service

According to TechCrunch, Twitter is preparing to debut a new long-form blogging service called Twitter Notes in “the coming weeks.”

For months, leaks and reports of such a feature have circulated. In May, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong revealed screenshots of a feature called Twitter Notes or Twitter Articles, which allows users to create styled blog entries with images, links, and embedded tweets. Another app researcher, Nima Owji, published further screenshots of the same utility in April, showing choices for users to share content with their followers or create standalone links for posts to share elsewhere on the web.

According to TechCrunch, the feature is now known as Notes and is prominently displayed in test versions of the Twitter app. However, while the feature is allegedly set to go live in the next weeks, it could be delayed by extra testing.

The addition of long-form writing to Twitter might radically alter the platform’s nature, which has always been defined by short-form writing (at first, tweets were just 140 characters in length, before doubling to 280 characters in 2017). Twitter, on the other hand, is arguably already full of lengthy written screeds, either in the form of tweet threads or tweeted screenshots of other people’s articles or users’ own writing (usually captured in the iOS Notes app).