You'll be able to use some basic text styles when Twitter Articles launches

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What you need to know

  • People will be able to use basic text formatting when writing Twitter Articles.
  • Bold text, underlined text, and more will be supported.
  • Developers will be able to call out code snippets using special formatting.

Twitter Articles will allow for some basic text formatting and styling when the long-form text feature launches, according to a new report.

Articles will allow people to post longer text to Twitter than the current tweet limit allows and while the company hasn't officially shared the details just yet, engineer Nima Owji has been poking around under the hood. According to their findings, article writers will be able to make use of some basic formatting options including bold text, underlining, and more.

Text formatting that Articles will support includes:

  • Bold
  • Code
  • Italic
  • Strike-Through
  • Underline

Articles will allow people to post longer content to Twitter although little is known beyond that at the time of writing.

Owji also noted in a reply that Articles appear in a tabbed view in their current state, although that could well change before the feature is released to the public. There is also currently no telling when that will actually be, although Twitter did say in a recent report that it would be able to share more information soon.

In terms of mobile, people will surely need to be required to use the official Twitter app to see and write Articles, a shame considering it isn't the best iPhone app for using the rest of the social network.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.