Elon Musk acquired Twitter and became its head late last year. Since then, a lot of news has arrived on the social network, although many have caused controversy and discomfort among users. Now, a new feature has just made its debut and has already proven its fragility.
Through a post on his personal account, the South African tycoon unveiled a new exclusive feature for members of Twitter Blue, the paid subscription program that offers special benefits. Now, users can share videos up to 2 hours and 8 GB.
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Of course, it is unknown why someone would want to upload such a long video to their personal account on the social network; at the end of the day, there are already established platforms like YouTube. Faced with such a unique function that, at first glance, lacks a real utility, the community did what it does best: trolling.
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Shortly after Elon Musk announced this new exclusive feature for verified Twitter Blue members, users started sharing full length movies. One of the first accounts that started this trend was “Why is it a Trend?”, which, as its name suggests, specializes in explaining the popular topics of the social network.
Thus, this account shared the first Shrek movie dubbed into Latin Spanish. This is possible thanks to the new length and weight limit of the videos, since the Dreamworks tape lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes, and weighs less than 8 GB. Since then, more users began to share feature films and soccer matches.
Twitter Blue Verified subscribers can now upload 2 hour videos (8GB)!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 18, 2023
Of course, it is possible that people who upload material protected by copyright may be subject to a temporary suspension or a permanent ban. Either way, people are having fun with the new Twitter Blue feature.
This situation comes shortly after Elon Musk announced that he will leave the director’s chair, since Linda Yaccarino, former director of advertising business at NBCUniversal, will be the new head of the company.
But tell us, what do you think of this new feature of the social network? Let us read you in the comments.
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