Twitter Blue users can now upload 60-minute videos • TechCrunch
After taking over Twitter, Elon Musk has promised a long time ago that the company is working to make the platform more appealing to video creators. Today, Twitter updated Twitter Blue Page claims that subscribers can now upload 60-minute videos from the web at 1080p resolution and 2GB file size.
Before the change, Twitter Blue subscribers could upload 10-minute videos on the platform in 1080p with file size limit is 512 MB. Unfortunately, if you’re uploading from iOS or Android, this limitation still applies.
Twitter said it would consider modifying the quality of the video for 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 make changes to accommodate the video. to suit 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 company said. know on a support page.
By allowing longer video uploads, Twitter will also face the challenge of tackling piracy. Users can post movies or entire episodes of TV shows, and the operators of social networks and automated systems will have to be wary of removing them quickly. Last month, when Twitter’s copyright system was down for a short time, users uploaded full movie in smaller parts. The new 60-minute video limit makes it easier for perpetrators to post other people’s work.
There are also questions about monetizing these videos. YouTube shows more ads in longer videos, but it’s currently unclear if Twitter plans to do something similar.
Along with the increase in the video upload limit, subscribers will also be given priority to respond. The company says users will “see a slight preference for answers from Blue’s verified accounts over other answers.” This means you’ll see paid account replies before other replies. Twitter doesn’t really detail how it might handle people who pay to troll or spam other users by getting the option in the replies.
Twitter headed by Musk relaunched Twitter Blue earlier this month following its disastrous first launch in November, the company is now charging iOS users $11 per month to offset App Store fees and $8 per month for web subscribers. Earlier this week, Twitter also rolled out blue for business program, which allows companies to identify their associated brands and workers through an additional square badge.
Notably, longer uploads and priority replies are the first features available to paid users other than the Blue verification badge.