Get Ready for Long-Winded X (Twitter) Videos: Elon Musk Announces Extended Upload Limits

Elon Musk announces Twitter's move into long-form video, with users soon able to upload videos exceeding 3 hours. This change opens up the platform to creators, podcasters, and more.



Elon Musk tweeted, “Sorry, we are fixing the silly 3-hour video limit ASAP”.


Why did Elon Musk say "Sorry" in a tweet?


Lex Fridman hosts the Lex Fridman Podcast (Lex Fridman is also an AI researcher) and typically releases episodes on Platform X.


Lex Fridman and Elon Musk are good friends and have done four podcasts together.


Here is the list of all the podcasts that Lex Fridman and Elon Musk have done. You can watch these episodes on Lex Fridman's website, YouTube, and other podcast platforms.


Episode Number Episode Title
#252 Elon Musk: SpaceX, Mars, Tesla Autopilot, Self-Driving, Robotics, and AI
#400 Elon Musk: War, AI, Aliens, Politics, Physics, Video Games, and Humanity
#444 Elon Musk: Solving Climate Change, Human Extinction, and the Future of Life
#500 Elon Musk: The Future of Technology, Civilization, and Consciousness


He (Lex Fridman) recently had a podcast with Professor Lee Cronin that exceeded 3 hours. As a result, he uploaded the complete podcast on YouTube and encouraged his followers to watch the full episode there.


It's apparent that most of Lex Fridman's followers prefer watching his podcasts on YouTube rather than on Platform X. Recognizing this issue, Elon Musk took action to address it.



After a few hours, Elon Musk responded on his podcast, expressing sorry that he couldn't allow video uploads longer than 3 hours.


Elon Musk tweeted that the 3-hour limit on video uploads will be removed, and users will soon be allowed to upload videos longer than 3 hours on Platform X.


Elon Musk is consistently making updates to Platform X, actively seeking feedback from users to enhance the platform. 


The forthcoming feature allowing users to upload videos longer than 3 hours will be particularly advantageous for podcasters and creators of long-form video content. 


This official announcement from Elon Musk signals that, shortly, users and content creators will have the opportunity to share extended content on the platform.



Elon Musk just announced that on Platform X, Users will allowed to upload videos longer than 3 hours. This change was inspired by Lex Fridman's struggle to fit his entire podcast episode on the platform.

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