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Twitter is ready to launch a new long-form blogging feature named Twitter Notes in “the coming weeks,” according to a report from TechCrunch.
Leaks and reports of such a feature have been circulating for months. In May, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong shared screenshots of a feature named either Twitter Notes or Twitter Articles, that let users write formatted blog posts complete with pictures, links, and embedded tweets. More screenshots of the same tool were shared in April by another app researcher, Nima Owji, which showed options for users to share posts with their followers, or create standalone links for posts to share elsewhere on the web.
According to TechCrunch, the feature is currently called Notes, and is being given a…