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How to Bypass Twitter’s 140 Character Limit With Storm It

Nancy Messieh 26-07-2016

Some welcome changes are coming to Twitter Twitter Goes Beyond 140 Characters, But It's Not All Good News The updates will roll out to all users over the next few months, but if you know what they're all about, you won't want to wait! Read More , with replies, links, and media attachments no longer counting towards your 140 character limit. Even with these changes, sticking to Twitter’s 140 character limit is a challenge, especially if you’re trying to get a coherent argument out about something complex.


While some third-party services 5 Clever Free Tools to Beat Twitter's Restrictions & Annoyances Twitter's restrictions are frustrating. Let's fix all these Twitter annoyances once and for all. Read More provide a way to get past that limit, they require your followers to click a link or open a screenshot. Android app Storm It, on the other hand, offers an interesting alternative.

The app’s name comes from the term “tweetstorm”, coined by entrepreneur Marc Andreessen. If you’ve spent any amount of time on Twitter you’re bound to have seen one. It’s when a Twitter user publishes a series of numbered tweets (often a rant) in rapid succession.

Storm It takes all the hard work out of putting together your own tweetstorm.


Write up your thoughts as a paragraph, and paste it into Storm It. The app will automatically divide your text into 140 character sized chunks, and if you want, you can also automatically number your tweets with Storm It.


Finally, you can use the app to publish your series of tweets.

How do you get around Twitter’s 140 character limit? Let us know in the comments. 

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  1. Anonymous
    July 26, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Twitter should also exclude the nicks/twitter accounts from the total character count.

  2. Jason Joseph
    July 26, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Birds in a storm huh? They missed the opportunity to name it something much more in alignment with the service it's built around.

    Should have named it Flock.