X Write: Notes

X Write is a composer tool that lets writers create stories and other longform content, called Notes, for their followers to engage with—all on X. We’re currently running a closed test with a small group of writers who will help us learn how best to support people who come to write on X.

For readers in countries where the test will be running, you’ll see Note cards—posts with Note previews and links—in your Home timeline if you’re following someone participating in the post test group for Notes, or if someone you follow Reposts, Quote posts, or shares a link to a Note. Readers in some countries will not be able to view Note cards or Notes at this time. 

How to read a Note

Select the Note card to read the content. A new mobile browser web page will open on the X domain. 

Select the Note card to read the content. A new mobile browser web page will open on the X domain.

Select the Note card to read the content without leaving X. 

You can also navigate to the writer’s profile to read their published Notes under the new Notes tab.



Who can write Notes at this time?

For this small test, we’re providing an initial group of writers the ability to try out this feature as we’re building it.

Who can read Notes?

People in many locations will see a Note card in their timeline if: 

  • they follow a writer who posts a Note card;
  • someone they follow includes a Note URL in a Post;
  • someone they follow Reposts or Quote Posts a Note card.

Additionally, Notes will have unique URLs that people can navigate to from outside of the X platform, whether or not they are logged in to X, and even if they do not have an X account.

Note: During this limited test, Notes will not be viewable to people in some countries.

What is a Note card?

A Note card is a Post that contains a preview of a Note link. Once the link in the card is selected, it will open up the Note created by the writer. 

How can I find Notes to read on X?

Note cards will appear in your timeline just like other Posts when they are Posted, Reposted or Quote Posted by someone you follow. Once a Note is published by a writer, the Note will have a unique URL, which people can navigate to whether or not they are logged in to X. For writers included in our test, you can visit their X profile (on web only), and see the Notes they have published under the new Notes tab.

How are Notes distributed by X?

Notes are distributed on your Home timeline just like Posts are


How do I share Notes?

How to share a Note from a Post
Step 1

Navigate to the Note card.

Step 2

Select the share  icon. 

Step 3

Share the Post either by copying the link or sending via Direct Message.

You can also Repost and Quote Post Note cards in your timeline. 

How to share a Note from a Note reading view
Step 1

Navigate to the Note.

Step 2

Select the more  icon at the top of the Note. 

Step 3

Choose from two options: Share via Post or Copy link to Note to share elsewhere.

Can I like or reply to a Note?

You can interact with a Note card in the same ways as you would with a regular Post. However, after selecting a Note card to read an article, it is not currently possible to react to or reply to a Note from the article itself.

When will more people be able to write Notes?

We plan to gradually expand the number of people with access to this feature. The timing will depend on what we learn during the current test.

If and when this feature is more widely available, will it be different than it is during the test?

Yes. Part of the purpose of this test is to understand how writers and readers engage with Notes. We want to learn how we might improve the feature to best serve both writers and readers, before it’s more widely available.

Is there a word or character limit?

A Note title is limited to 100 characters, and the body of a Note is limited to 2,500 words.

Is it possible to edit a Note after it’s been published?

Yes, the writer of a Note will be able to edit it after it has been published. Readers will be able to tell that a Note has been edited by the Edited label at the top. Writers participating in the test are required to adhere to the X Rules, and to include updates in their Notes informing readers about changes they have made to the Notes in a manner consistent with best practices for online editing of published content. 

What happens to a Note card that I already Reposted after the writer makes edits?

When a Note is edited and republished, the URL will remain the same as when it was first published, so all previous public links will still work, but will link to the edited version of the Note. 

The Note will be updated within the Reposted Note card and you won’t receive a notification. 

Is X moving from short-form (Posts) to longform (Notes)?

No. The purpose of the tool we are testing is to provide an additional experience for writers on X outside of Posts.

Does the protected Posts setting apply to Notes?

If a writer has chosen to protect their Posts, Posts containing links to their Notes will also be protected. However, all published Notes will have unique URLs that are accessible to people with or without X accounts wherever they are shared, even to people who do not follow the writer, regardless of their settings. 

What if I see a Note card in a Post that I think violates the X Rules?

You can report Posts that are in violation of the X Rules or our Terms of Service.

To report a Post
Step 1

Navigate to the Post you’d like to report.

Step 2

Select the more  icon located at the top of the Post.

Step 3

Select Report Post.

Step 4

Select Start report. We’ll ask you to provide additional information about the issue you’re reporting. We may also ask you to select additional Posts from the account you’re reporting so we have better context to evaluate your report.

Step 5

Submit your report. 

How do I report Notes for copyright infringement?

Reports for copyright infringement should be sent to copyright@twitter.com.

How do I report Notes for Trademark infringement?

Please review our Trademark Policy, which links to our Trademark infringement report form. 

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