At present, Twitter users can only create 140-second videos, and the official has no plans to loosen the restrictions. However, Twitter will soon support video playback at double speed. Twitter officially announced that some Android and web users are testing the video double-speed playback function. Furthermore, this new feature will make it possible to adjust the playback speed in the video/voice settings. When users open the Twitter video, click the settings button in the upper right corner to adjust between different playback speeds, from 0.25x to 2x.
Twitter’s spokesman, Joseph Nunez told The Verge that double-speed playback will work for Twitter’s video, voice, video in DMs, and live video, depending on the platform. There are official plans to extend this feature to the iOS version as well. In addition, Twitter will also add support for automatic subtitles for videos. The subtitles will be automatically turned on for silent videos. The subtitles will be available in more than 30 languages, including English, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, Japanese, and more. Subtitles will be displayed in the original language the video was uploaded in, there is currently no option to translate subtitles.
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Long article – an upcoming feature
In the past few months, the company has been making a series of changes. Although the limit on the number of tweets has been relaxed, it has not lifted the 280-character limit. However, a recent leak shows the company’s possible next move. According to the engineer, Twitter’s code reveals a feature called “TwitterArticles”.
It’s unclear what this feature will be, but it’s clear that Twitter will also introduce a new feature like “Long Weibo”. For “Long Weibo”, it allows people to write longer-word articles. The company’s spokesperson was vague in an emailed statement but did not deny it. He declared that the company is “always looking for new ways to help people start and engage in conversations.”
Twitter members can use NFTs as avatars
According to reports, Twitter users can now use NFTs as their personal avatars for their accounts. This is to allow more users to display digital art and encourage people to sign up for its subscription product Twitter Blue.
Twitter Blue subscriptions cost $2.99 per month, and its members can choose an NFT from their wallet as an avatar. After the user purchases the NFT, the ownership of the digital image will be obtained, and it will be recorded on the blockchain. Verified NFTs will appear on users’ profiles as hexagons, rather than the original circles.