As only selected few have access to #280, other users are wondering is there a way to enable Twitter’s 280 characters limit and how hard can it be?
Attempting to snuggle your sentences within 140 characters on Twitter can be extremely challenging. Twitter yesterday posted a detailed blog post explainer which talks about Twitter increasing the character limit, twice as more. That being said, the users can enable Twitter’s 280 characters limit. While some users enjoyed the news of this change, other implied that a greater character limit can allow the trolls to take advantage of new character limit to post disturbing content. According to some users, Twitter should rather restrict posts that include threatens and suicide notes.
Still, it is important to note that this change affected only a few selected accounts until Twitter is finished with testing. After that, we’ll know whether we all get to enable Twitter’s 280 characters limit or not.
If you are one of the curious users who would love to see how Twitter’s 280 characters work with your creative ideas, we wrote a guide on how to enable Twitter’s 280 characters limit.
The first method included installing browser’s extension called Tampermonkey. Further on, you’d have to add a script to an extension to make it work. Unfortunately for those who wanted to enable Twitter’s 280 characters limit, Twitter made changes which disable the power of Tampermonkey extension.
Still, if you are using TweetDeck, you can use it to enable Twitter’s 280 characters limit. Of course, not every user of Twitter is also TweetDeck user. But, if you would like to tweet 280 characters posts, this is the price worth paying. Next steps will guide you towards the #280 on your own Twitter account.
- Log in / Make a new account at tweetdeck.twitter.com/
- Go to “View” then move over to “Developer” menu and click “Developer.”
- Click “Sources” next to “Console Menu” and find “Snippets,” below. Follow the arrows from the pictures.
- After you open Snippets, find the “New Snippet” button, click it and then copy paste the code from this link, to the empty text box like displayed in the picture.
- If you copied the code into the empty window, click “Play” on the bottom right screen and you will enable Twitter’s 280 characters limit.
Another method recently scratched the surface when developer Juliette Pretot revealed series of GIFs which explain an easier approach to enable 280 characters on Twitter. You can check it out here.
It is important to note that Twitter is aware of using third-party applications to write twice as longer tweets. It has indicated that the users won’t always be able to use these applications and extensions for more characters.
It is also worth mentioning that using these scripts to enable Twitter’s 280 characters limit is at your own risk. Unless verified to come from a reliable source, third-party sources can be dangerous for your computer and you.