Recently, Twitter announced that it has increased the tweet character limit from 140 characters to 280 characters for few users. With this move, the company aims to bring more users to its platform. As the feature is just for test users, not all can tweet longer officially. But there is a workaround that allows you to try this even if you are not in the list of test users selected by Twitter.
If you want to get this feature before it becomes officially available, you are at the right place. There are multiple ways and I will try to write about all the ways I know.
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By using browser script for Twitter.com
The tweak to post tweets with 280 characters works only on Twitter for the web using a desktop browser. So, open the web browser on your desktop or laptop.
Now download the Tampermonkey extension on your browser. It is available for Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox, Opera, UC Browser and Dolphin. Download for your browser and install it.
Now you need to install a userscript. Click on this link and click on the Raw button located at the top right side of the box.
In next page, click on install.
Now you can try tweeting longer tweets. Login to your Twitter account on the same browser. It is worth to note that Twitter’s tweet composer box will still show 140 character limit.
Use Chrome extension
If you are using Google Chrome, you can install char280 extension, It allows you to tweet using 280 characters on Twitter.com
Script for TweetDeck
I am personally not happy with longer tweets decision. With longer tweets, Twitter will give up what makes it unique among other social networks. But many people find it hard to use Twitter just because they do not want a restriction of characters. Even if there is still a restriction, you have double space now.
What do you think about this move? Are you happy with the longer tweet? Let us know in comments.