CEO Elon Musk Reveals Plans for Enhancements on Twitter, Including New Video App and Extended Video Length
In a recent revelation that has the potential to change the video streaming landscape, Twitter owner Elon Musk has confirmed that a Twitter video app for smart TVs is underway. This announcement came in response to a user’s comment on Twitter highlighting the necessity for such a platform.
Tweeting the Future of Video Content
While interacting with his followers on Twitter, Musk responded to a tweet by a user, S-M Robinson, who said, “We need a Twitter video app for Smart TVs. I’m not watching an hour-long video on Twitter.” Musk’s concise reply, “It’s coming,” has caused a stir in the digital world, hinting at significant changes.
The discourse continued with Robinson expressing his vision for the future, stating, “Appreciate it. I can see a day when I can cancel my subscription to YouTube and never look at it again.”
According to a report by the New York Post citing Reuters, these developments are part of a broader strategy by Musk to enhance the focus on video, creator, and commerce partnerships on Twitter.
Upcoming Changes on Twitter
Elon Musk has laid out a series of changes aimed at making Twitter a more inclusive and lucrative platform for content creators. One such notable development is a plan to begin compensating creators for ads served in their replies. Musk stated, “In a few weeks, X/Twitter will start paying creators for ads served in their replies. The first block payment totals USD 5M. Note, the creator must be verified, and only ads served to verified users count.”
Extending Video Length and Size
In addition to the proposed video app for smart TVs, Twitter is expanding the maximum video length for its verified members. Musk confirmed that “Twitter Blue Verified subscribers can now upload 2-hour videos (8GB)!” This announcement marks a considerable expansion from the previous limit of 60 minutes.
As per TechCrunch, a US-based tech portal, Twitter’s paid plan has seen significant changes, with the video file size limit for paid users being raised from 2 GB to 8 GB. Furthermore, while earlier longer video upload was only possible from the web, now it’s also accessible through the iOS app. Despite these alterations, the maximum quality for upload continues to be 1080p.
Musk’s announcements on the platform’s planned changes sparked a flurry of responses from social media users. One user succinctly summarised the general sentiment with the comment, “Twitter is the new Netflix.”
While these developments herald a transformative era for Twitter, it remains to be seen how these changes will impact the wider social media and video streaming ecosystem. The creation of a Twitter video app for smart TVs is a significant step towards diversifying the platform’s offerings and potentially challenging other major players in the industry.