Elon Musk, who took over Twitter, had promised that the company would make the platform more attractive to video creators.
Twitter today updated its Twitter Blue page, stating that subscribers can upload 60-minute-long videos at 1080p resolution and 2GB file size.
Twitter Blue subscribers had previously been able to upload 10-minute videos at 1080p resolution and a file size limit of 512MB. This limit does not apply to uploads from Android or iOS.
Twitter stated that it would consider changing the video’s quality for distribution.
“We strive to maintain the highest possible video quality for all videos uploaded to our platform. However, we may modify or adapt your original video for distribution, syndication, publication, or broadcast by us and our partners and/or make changes in order to adapt it to different media, including modifying the resolution and bitrate of the original video while streaming based on the speed and stability of the viewer’s internet connection,” the company said on a support page.
Twitter will have to limit video uploads to longer lengths to combat piracy. Twitter will not allow users to upload entire episodes or movies. The social network’s moderators and automated systems will need to be vigilant about quickly removing these videos.
When Twitter’s copyright system stopped working, users uploaded entire movies in smaller pieces. It is now easier for criminals to upload someone else’s work with the new 60-minute limit. These videos are subject to monetization questions.
YouTube displays multiple ads in long videos. However, it needs to be clarified if Twitter will do the same. Subscribers will get priority in replying to messages, along with an increase in the video upload limit.
According to the company, “see a slight preference for replies from Blue verified accounts over other replies.” This means that you will see replies from paid accounts first before any other replies.
Twitter did not provide details on how it would handle people who pay to spam or troll other users. After a disappointing launch in November, Musk-led Twitter launched Twitter Blue again earlier this month.
The company now charges $11 per month for iOS users to offset App Store Fees and $8 monthly for those who subscribe via the web.
Twitter launched the Blue for Business program earlier this week. This allows companies to identify themselves and their workers using a square badge. Amongst the Blue verification badge, paid users will have access to longer video uploads and priority replies.