Twitter users will now be able to upload videos up to 2 hours long, Musk announced a new feature!


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Twitter received several major upgrades following its acquisition by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a massive $44 billion deal, but it appears the micro-blogging platform has received one of its biggest updates ever. Musk has announced that Twitter will now allow paid users to upload videos of up to two hours to the platform.

The microblogging platform also changed its Twitter blue page and announced that the video file size limit has been increased from 2GB to 8GB for paid users. "Twitter Blue Verified subscribers can now upload up to 2 hours of video (8GB)," Musk tweeted Thursday.


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Earlier, longer video uploads were only possible through the web, but now users can upload through the iOS app as well. Despite these changes, the maximum upload quality remains at 1080p.

Twitter introduced the long video upload feature in December last year, and it recently added new playback speed controls on the web. Several users on Twitter expressed their views on the development.

One user commented, "Sweet. When can we monetize them?"

Another user wrote, 'Long videos are good, and I hope you focus on them as an alternative to YouTube. Another user said, 'Films are coming.'

His role will transition to executive chairman and CTO, "overseeing product, software, and systems operations".