The social networking platform X, previously Twitter, has introduced a feature that allows users to download videos from the website, but there are certain conditions. Firstly, the content creator must permit downloads for their posted material. In addition, this video-saving functionality is restricted to a primarily paying demographic of verified users under the Blue subscription plan. Elon Musk publicized the feature addition, describing the download process as a simple click on the ellipsis (…) located at the top-right of the screen in video full screen mode. He hinted that X intends to further simplify video downloads on mobile devices, through a tap and hold function on the screen.
Before this development, individuals depended on third-party websites and apps to save videos. However, non-subscribers must continue using these resources if they wish to download content from X. This aligns with the company’s ongoing trend of launching exclusive features for paying members, which simultaneously decreases the platform’s usability for non-paying users. As part of its anti-spam strategy, X restricted the direct messaging capacity of non-subscribers last July and previously capped the daily visible posts for non-verified users at 600.
Moreover, X has granted verified users the power to generate posts of up to 25,000 characters and upload videos with a maximum duration of three hours. A more recent perk for Blue subscribers includes the choice to conceal their blue verification checkmark, thereby discretely maintaining their paying status. Linda Yaccarino, CEO of the company, recently released a detailed log of the platform’s transformations since Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. For those curious about X’s journey, the list is readily available for perusal.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Blue subscribers video download feature
Who can download videos from the X website?
Only verified users who are part of the Blue subscription plan can download videos from the X website, provided the content creator has allowed for downloads.
What are the conditions for downloading videos from the X platform?
Two main conditions apply for video downloads on X. Firstly, the creator of the content must explicitly allow downloads. Secondly, the feature is available only to verified users who are part of the Blue subscription plan.
How can verified users download videos from the X platform?
According to Elon Musk’s announcement, verified users can download videos by clicking on the ellipsis (…) menu at the top right corner of the screen when a video is in full-screen mode.
Will mobile users be able to download videos from X?
Yes, Elon Musk has indicated that X will soon simplify the process of downloading videos on mobile devices through a tap-and-hold functionality on the screen.
What other features does X offer to Blue subscribers?
Blue subscribers on X have the ability to create posts with up to 25,000 characters and post videos up to three hours long. They also have the option to hide their blue verification checkmark. The platform is continually introducing new features for its paying members.
Has X made any changes that affect non-paying users?
Yes, X has introduced limitations for non-paying users in order to combat spam and optimize the platform for paying members. These include a cap on the number of direct messages non-paying users can send and a limit to the number of posts they can see per day.
More about Blue subscribers video download feature
- Details about X’s new video download feature
- Elon Musk’s announcement about the new feature on X
- List of changes X has implemented since Elon Musk took over Twitter
- More information about X’s Blue subscription
- Linda Yaccarino’s overview of X’s transformations
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