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Community Notes: Twitter launches feature that lets people add context to tweets


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Twitter has rolled out its recent “Community Notes” feature that lets users add context to tweets in an try to help combat misleading content on the platform.

The feature takes an open-source approach to debunk misinformation by allowing users so as to add “helpful and informative context to tweets”, the corporate said on Saturday.

Initially available only to users within the US, Twitter said the feature is now “visible all over the world”.

“People in all places can now see and rate notes, helping to make sure notes are helpful to those from a wide selection of views,” the social media company explained.

Users can vote on whether or not they find the context provided by others “helpful” and accurate, or if it doesn’t have relevance to the subject.

People on the platform may also join in the event that they need to contribute to Community Notes and apply to be contributors for specific topics.

In his vision for the platform after taking on the corporate, recent boss Elon Musk claimed Community Notes might be “a gamechanger for improving accuracy on Twitter”.

Since buying the corporate for $44bn in October, Mr Musk has also made several other changes to the platform in his vision for “Twitter 2.0”.

The corporate announced on Sunday that it can relaunch its $8 premium Twitter Blue service a month after a previous attempt failed.

Twitter originally offered its touted blue checkmark to the accounts of presidency entities, journalists, firms and celebrities that were verified by the platform.

But after buying the corporate, he launched a service that granted blue checks to anyone who paid $8 a month.

This caused the platform to descend into chaos with quite a few scams and impersonations, including accounts that impersonated Mr Musk’s businesses SpaceX and Tesla.

The corporate soon suspended Twitter Blue just days after its launch.

It’s now relaunching the service again at a price of $8 a month for web users and $11 a month for iPhone users.

Twitter announced that subscribers of the brand new service will see fewer ads, can post longer videos and will even have their tweets featured more prominently on the feeds of their followers.

Mr Musk also confirmed plans to extend the utmost length of tweets to 4,000 characters from the present 280-character limit.

Nonetheless, it’s unclear when this alteration may take effect and if it can be available to all users or simply Twitter Blue subscribers.

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