Throughout today lots of Twitter users have been getting a notification advising that they can now use the 280-character limit in their posts. As it’s a feature that already exists in the system, several scripts and tricks are proliferating in Internetland to allow any user to access this change. Here are a couple of them, although undoubtedly the most interesting one is the first one explained below, in which TweetDeck stars prominently.
- Copy the following code and drag it to your Chrome bookmarks bar.
- Open Tweetdeck: tweetdeck.twitter.com
- Click the bookmark you just created. Now open the tab to post a tweet and you’ll see that your new limit is 280 characters and not 140.
- Click the bookmark you’ve just created. Now open the tab to post and you’ll see that the limit is 280 characters instead of the usual 140.
Using a Chrome extension
If you want to use the original Twitter client you can always turn to another method that makes use of a Chrome extension. It’s massively more annoying than the previous process but unlike the other one, it’s permanent.
- Now go to this GitHub page and send the Tampermonkey code by tapping the button that says RAW.
- Now you can go to Twitter and proceed to write a tweet as usual. It shows the same limit of 140 characters as usual, but you can carry on typing until the color turns red.