X, the microblogging platform formerly known as Twitter, has now introduced a new feature that allows users to share long-form written content. However, this feature is not available to all users. The company announced that this long-form content creation feature, called Articles, can only be used by paid users. Only X Premium+ users or verified organizations currently have access to this feature. The company has yet to confirm whether the feature will eventually roll out to all other non-paying users.

In a post on X, the company announced that articles will be available to X Premium+ and verified organizations starting March 8. This will allow them to write and share long-form content with their followers. The Article Composer can be found in the Articles section of the X web version’s sidebar. Users can start creating their article from there.

Several formatting options, such as bold, italic, and strikethrough, as well as bullet points and numbered lists, can be used to compose an article. Users can also embed images, videos, or even other X posts with an article. Engadget report states that the limit for an article is 100,000 characters or about 15,000 words.

Like regular X posts, articles will appear on a user’s profile in a new Articles tab and on their followers’ timelines after they’re published. Articles can also be distinguished from regular X posts due to a unique icon and layout.

Once published, users will also have the option to edit or delete an article. For example, to edit an article that has already been published, users must navigate to the relevant article or the Published History in the article builder. They can then click on the menu with three dots > Editing the article > Confirm, which will unpublish it. After editing, the article can be republished. To delete an article, users will find Delete option under the aforementioned three-dot menu.

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