How to get 280 character limit on Twitter 2017

Twitter has declared plans to increase its famous 140 character limit to 280 characters for every tweet. Twitter chose few people to test these long tweets, doubling the past 140 character limit, with the goal of allowing it's users to be more expressive and not become frustrated due to having to make a row of separate tweets. Unfortunately, not everyone has got this feature yet. Unsuprisingly, it didn't take long for the Twitter community to backlash against the update. in this article, you will learn how to get 280 character limit on Twitter.

If you're reading this article, it probably means you were not one of the " lucky ones " to be chosen for the 280 twitter character limit - however, that shouldn't be a problem, as there's a workaround!


There are 2 ways to do this.


How to get 280 character limit on Twitter – Method #1:

How to get 280 character limit on Twitter 2017

  1. Download TamperMonkey on your browser. 
  2. Visit this site and click the “ raw “ button, TamperMonkey should automatically pop up asking you to install this script. If it doesn’t, click the TamperMonkey icon on your browser and click “ Add new script “ and just copy/paste the code on there.
  3. After you’re sure your script is running, visit Twitter and start tweeting.


How to get 280 character limit on Twitter – Method #2:

After the Github code went viral. A Twitter user used decided to package that code to make it simpler for non-technical users to be able to use the Javascript code. The process is much simpler than method #1, HOWEVER it has it’s cons too which will be discussed in the end.


How to get 280 character limit on Twitter
  1. Visit this site.
  2. Bookmark the “ Tweet 280 “ link.
  3. Visit TweetDeck and sign in. (Don’t worry, it’s %100 safe!)
  4. Now click the bookmark and then click “ Compose tweet “

NOTE: In order for this to work, you will have to click the bookmark FIRST and then the Compose tweet button. If you don’t do it sequence, this method won’t work!

These methods above have been tested by me and great way to utilize the 280 twitter character limit before anyone does, making you look cool. However, method 2 has it’s cons which are that you’d have to click the bookmark again and again before composing hence method 1 is more preferable.

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Hope you enjoyed this guide on how to get 280 character limit on Twitter. If you’ve any questions or suggestions on new methods, do let me know in the comments below.

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