Twitter users with a paid subscription to the Blue service can now upload videos up to 60 minutes long.
Twitter has implemented one of the most prominent promised features since Elon Musk took over as director of the social network.
Users subscribed to Blue , the platform’s paid plan, will now be able to upload videos up to 60 minutes long from the web browser version of Twitter with up to 1080p resolution and a 2GB file size.
This new milestone comes to revolutionize the creation of video content by the most prominent users of the platform since, before the change implemented, the limit for Twitter Blue subscribers were files of a maximum length of 10 minutes, resolution up to 1080p and a size of up to 512 MB. It is important to highlight that if the user is uploading his material from his Android or iOS cell phone , he will continue to have the same restrictions as before.
Twitter reinforces its proposal in the video section
As reported by the TechCrunch portal , Twitter mentioned that it will consider implementing a tool to modify the quality of the video for its distribution. “We strive to maintain the highest possible video quality for all videos uploaded to our platform. However, we may modify or adapt your original video for distribution, syndication, publication or broadcast by us and our partners and/or or make changes to adapt it to different media, including modifying the resolution and bitrate of the original video during streaming based on the speed and stability of the viewer’s Internet connection ,” the firm said on its page. support .
With this new option to upload longer videos to its platform, Twitter will also face new challenges such as piracy, since users will be able to post movies or entire series episodes and moderators as well as social network algorithms will have to be alert to remove them quickly. This new 60-minute limit makes it easier for users to break Twitter rules by posting someone else’s work.
Twitter Blue has a 10 minute video limit instead of 2:20 minute, but still a max size of 512MB.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) November 9, 2021
The new function of Twitter raises doubts
Although the increase in the limit for the duration of Twitter videos was something highly requested by users, its implementation still raises many questions about it, such as the monetization of said content. Platforms like YouTube place ads in various parts of longer videos, but it is not yet clear if the social network will do something similar.
In addition to this primary feature, Twitter Blue subscribers will also get priority responses. The company has said that users “will see a slight preference for responses from Blue verified accounts over other responses . ” This means that these users will see the responses of the payment accounts before those of the rest. For now, Twitter hasn’t really detailed how they will control people who pay for their service to troll or spam other users by getting a preference on responses.