Twitter doubled the character limit of tweets to 280 in a surprise move yesterday, but not every Twitter user will be able to use the new limit just yet. Twitter is rolling out the long tweets feature to select accounts as a test, but Twitter user Prof9 has discovered a workaround to get longer tweets a little early. Here’s how to tweet with 280 characters instead of 140:
- Download Tampermonkey for your browser of choice (Chrome webstore link)
- Visit this this Github repository, click the “raw” button, then tell tampermonkey to “install” the script (or copy and paste the code into a new script in Tampermonkey)
- Now visit twitter.com, make sure the script in running in Tampermonkey, then tweet away
Twitter is slowly testing its 280 character tweet limits with a variety of accounts, so if you don’t want to install Tampermonkey then you might get randomly selected for the test in the coming weeks or months.
Hello world, this is a large Tweet. This tweet has 280 characters instead of the regular and boring 140, and it’s going to change everything. One more thing: you can do this yourself with a userscript in Chrome, it’s really simple to do 🙂
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) September 27, 2017