Twitter Blue Introduces Two-Hour Video Uploads, Raises Piracy Concerns

Twitter Blue Subscribers Can Now Share up To 2hr video
  • Twitter now allows Twitter Blue subscribers to upload videos up to two hours long with a file size of 8GB or smaller.
  • The extended video upload feature is currently available for web and iOS users, while Android users are limited to videos of 10 minutes or less.
  • Concerns arise over potential piracy as users attempt to share full movies, highlighting the need for vigilant monitoring and enforcement on the platform.

Twitter has recently unveiled a significant addition to its Twitter Blue subscription service, allowing subscribers to upload videos up to two hours in length. The announcement, made by Twitter owner Elon Musk, has sparked excitement while also raising concerns about potential copyright infringement.

Until now, Twitter restricted video uploads to a maximum length of 140 seconds for non-subscribers. However, the new feature grants Twitter Blue Verified subscribers the ability to share extended videos, reaching up to two hours in duration with a file size of up to 8GB.

While this development offers exciting opportunities for content creators, there are some limitations to consider. Currently, the extended video lengths are only available to web and iOS users, while Android users remain restricted to videos no longer than 10 minutes. Nevertheless, the increased video resolution of 1080p ensures enhanced visual quality for viewers.

One incident that has caught attention is a user’s attempt to share what appeared to be the full version of the movie “Shrek the Third” in the comments of Elon Musk’s announcement tweet. Although the video was promptly taken down, this incident raises concerns regarding potential piracy and copyright infringement on the platform. It underscores the need for Twitter to maintain vigilant monitoring and enforcement measures to address unauthorized uploads.

Beyond the extended video upload option, Twitter Blue, the premium subscription service, offers a range of additional features. Among them is the coveted blue verified checkmark, which has become a meme-worthy status symbol denoting social media influence. Subscribers also enjoy the benefits of encrypted messaging, although recent reports have highlighted some security flaws in this feature.

Moreover, Twitter Blue subscribers now have access to an increased character limit, expanding from the previous 4,000 characters to an impressive 10,000 characters. This change empowers users to express their thoughts and ideas more extensively within a single tweet. Additionally, the inclusion of text formatting options allows subscribers to add emphasis and style to their tweets.

One of the most eagerly anticipated features, the ability to edit tweets, has also been integrated into the Twitter Blue subscription. This long-awaited addition addresses the frustration many users previously experienced when needing to delete and repost an entire tweet due to a typo or error.

Elon Musk’s tweet also hinted at the potential for Twitter Blue subscribers to share in advertising revenue. Although Musk acknowledged this feature back in February, specific details about revenue-sharing arrangements have yet to be disclosed. This development suggests that Twitter is actively exploring innovative ways to incentivize its premium subscribers and reward their loyalty.

As Twitter continues to enhance its subscription service, Twitter Blue, the platform aims to provide added value to its subscribers. While the introduction of two-hour video uploads is a significant expansion, concerns surrounding piracy and copyright infringement must be swiftly addressed to ensure a safe and ethical user experience on the platform.

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