Journalists, creators, and long-time VCs in X now have a new way to be exhausting in the main. X now allows verified organizations and Premium+ subscribers to “Articles”.

The feature adds a basic text editing interface that includes embedded media and some text formatting options, such as the ability to make bulleted lists. It also appears that articles can be longer than the 25,000 character limit currently in place for premium subscribers’ “longer posts” feature. According to my initial tests, I hit the article character limit of just over 100,000 characters, or about 15,000 words.

This is what the editing interface looks like:

The text editor.

Screenshot via X

It should be noted that Twitter started working on longer posts long before Elon Musk took over the company. The company showed off an early version, initially called Notes, as it looked to attract newsletter writers and other creatives to the service. Musk confirmed that the publishing tools are still being developed.

The rollout of publishing tools is notable because Musk has often been hostile to journalists on his platform. Last year, Musk ordered a change to X’s recommendation algorithm so that links to newsletter platform Substack would in users’ About You feeds, which limited the reach of many independent writers on the service. X also from news stories shared on the platform last fall (the headlines eventually returned in a much smaller font).