How to Beat Twitter’s 140 Character Limit
Twitter lifted the 140-character limit from its Direct Messages in August 2015, and it’s reportedly planning to do the same for tweets. Instead of waiting for that change to get here, beat the limit right away with one of the third-party apps listed below.
1. TwitLonger: Link your Twitter account to TwitLonger and you can share long tweets at the click of a button.
The catch is that on Twitter, the app displays only the first 100 characters (approx.) of your tweet and adds a link to the rest of it. When someone clicks on the link, TwitLonger takes them to the full content of your tweet on its website.
See if you like JumboTweet better. It’s another longer-tweet app that works in a similar fashion as TwitLonger.
Pet peeve: twitter essays that are just essays separated into tweets where you can't RT salient points without doing the whole thread
— the bot-mother (@NoraReed) November 28, 2015
2. Tall Tweets: With Tall Tweets, you get to choose from a couple of tweet formats. One is the “textshot”, which renders the rich text content of your tweets as an image within a tweet. The other is the “tweetstorm”, which breaks down your tweet into multiple parts and pushes them out in sequential order.
The character limit for tweets is not a number picked at random . But some of you still want the freedom to write longer tweets, right? Besides, with media-based tweet options like Periscope, which lets you stream live to your Twitter, the 140-character limit is more symbolic than anything else.
Do you like the idea of using an app to bypass the character limit for tweets? Or do you prefer to get creative with tweets in an attempt to keep their length within 140 characters? Tell us what kind of Twitter user you are!
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