How to get 280 characters in Twitter: find out how

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How to get 280 characters in Twitter. How to get the 280 character limit on Twitter with a simple trick.

Twitter is thinking of increasing the number of characters for its posts, to date only a few test accounts have this feature but if you want to immediately use the 280 characters to post from your Twitter account here's how.

How to get 280 characters in Twitter

Go to the web page of and log in with your Twitter account through Chrome



Once logged into your TweetDeck account, click on the blue feather at the top left as if to write a tweet and press F12

The Chrome developer page will open as shown in the picture

Now select in the top menu Sources

then on snippets as in the picture above

Now click on new snippets

Enter the following code:

TD.services.TwitterClient.prototype.makeTwitterCall=function(b,e,f,g,c,d,h){c=c||function(){};d=d||function(){};b=this.request(b,{method:f,params:Object.assign(e,{weighted_character_count:!}),processor:g,feedType:h});return b.addCallbacks(function(a){c(a.data)},function(a){d(a.req,"",a.msg,a.req.errors)}),b};twttrTxt=Object.assign({},twttr.txt,{isInvalidTweet:function(){return!1},getTweetLength:function(){return twttr.txt.getTweetLength.apply(this,arguments)-140}});


And click on enter as in the picture above.


You will now see the fonts increase from 140 to 280 that you can post on Twitter through TweetDeck.

If this sounds complicated to you, you can use an even simpler method


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