Twitter said on Wednesday that it is testing Notes, a tool similar to a blog post that lets users publish longer pieces of writing on the social network.

By eliminating the need to use the Twitter thread and divide their views across numerous tweets, the functionality makes it simpler for people to publish long-form work. The content of notes can also contain images, videos, tweets, or GIFs.

Along with the "Notes" feature, Twitter Write will now include newsletter firm Revue, which it purchased last year.

The long-form feature is currently being tested by a small group of writers, and Twitter has not provided any additional information about its wider roll-out. The company currently limits tweets to 280 characters, a feature it began testing nearly five years ago.

Twitter surprised users in April when it announced that it would begin testing a new edit feature, dubbed "the most requested feature in many years," in the coming months.

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk, the world's richest person according to Forbes magazine, is in the midst of a $44 billion buyout of the company.

Musk is both a prominent and contentious Twitter user. He has over 83 million followers on the platform, which he has used for everything from sharing memes and discussing his businesses to insulting politicians, spreading false information about Covid-19, and making offensive remarks about the transgender community through the years.

Musk listed shareholder approval of the deal as one of several "unresolved matters" related to the Twitter deal in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday at the Qatar Economic Forum.

Twitter Inc. shares were essentially flat just before the opening bell Tuesday, falling far short of Musk's offer of $54.20 per share. The stock last reached that level on April 5, when the company offered Musk a seat on the board before he offered to buy out Twitter entirely.

Musk has repeatedly stated in recent days that his goal is to strengthen free speech on Twitter and work to "unlock" the platform's "extraordinary potential."

People can read Notes both on and off Twitter, and all of a person's Notes can be found in a new tab on that person's profile. According to Twitter, the Notes test includes a small group of writers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ghana. The company did not say when Notes would be more widely available.

Twitter revealed in April that it is finally testing an edit button, a long-requested feature from anyone who has ever made a typo in a tweet. Twitter Blue, a paid subscription feature that allows subscribers to make changes to tweets, upload longer videos, and read ad-free news, has also been launched.