Twitter paid users took advantage of the new feature to upload Shrek 2 and Shrek 3 to the social network.
Twitter continues to add features to attract users to its Twitter Blue subscription system .
One of them is the possibility of posting videos of up to 2 hours in length on the social network, something that Elon Musk announced on his official account.
“ Twitter Blue Verified users can now upload 2-hour videos!” he said Thursday.
Twitter Blue Verified subscribers can now upload 2 hour videos (8GB)!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 18, 2023
The internet responds to Elon Musk with pirated movies
The 2-hour limit had an immediate use for several users: uploading full-length movies.
Thus, Elon Musk’s tweet received tweets with full movie videos as a response. Among them Shrek 2 and Shrek 3 .
Soon after, tweets with full movies were deleted.
The new ability for videos on Twitter could present a new problem for Elon Musk due to the ease of infringing copyright in tweets.
With Twitter downsizing its staff, questions remain as to whether it has the ability to control the entire stream of hacking that could potentially be uploaded.
At least Elon Musk knows that users looking to share pirated movies will have to pay for Twitter Blue .