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  • Updated: December 23, 2022

Twitter Blue Users Can Now Upload Videos Up To 60 Minutes Long

Twitter Blue Users Can Now Upload Videos Up To 60 Minutes Lo

Twitter announced on Friday that users of the Twitter Blue website can now submit 60-minute films from the web at a resolution of 1080p and 2GB in size.

Elon Musk has long claimed that the company would seek to make the platform more accessible to video makers before he took control of Twitter.

Before the modification, Twitter Blue subscribers could upload 1080p videos on the website with a file limit of 512MB and up to 10-minute lengths.

Unfortunately, this limit still applies if you upload from iOS or Android.

Twitter stated that it will take into account changing the video's quality for dissemination.

“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 adapt it to different media, including modifying the resolution and bitrate of the original video while streaming based on the speed and stability of the viewer’s internet connection,” the company said on a support page.

The ability to submit longer videos will make it harder for Twitter to combat piracy.

Users may upload entire TV episodes or movies, so the social network's moderators and automated algorithms will need to be vigilant about promptly taking them down.

When Twitter's copyright systems temporarily ceased functioning last month, users uploaded entire movies in smaller pieces.

It is now simpler for offenders to share someone else's work thanks to the increased 60-minute video limit.

The subject of how to make money out of these videos has also been raised.

Longer videos on YouTube have many advertisements; however, it's unclear at this time whether Twitter has any such plans.

Along with increasing the video upload limit, subscribers will also get priority in replies.

The company said that users will “see a slight preference for replies from Blue verified accounts over other replies.” 

As a result, paying accounts' responses will appear before those from other accounts.

Twitter didn't go into depth on how it would manage people who pay to spam or harass other users in exchange for preferential treatment in replies.

Twitter Blue was reintroduced earlier this month by Musk-led Twitter following a catastrophic initial launch in November.

To cover App Store fees, the firm is now charging iOS customers $11 per month and web subscribers $8 per month.

The Blue for Business programme, which enables businesses to identify their linked brands and employees with an additional square badge, was also launched by Twitter earlier this week.

Notably, longer video uploads and priority in replies are the first features—outside of the Blue verification badge—that are accessible to paying customers.

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