Here’s How You Can Use the 280 Characters Limit on Twitter


In a surprise move yesterday, Twitter doubled the character limit of tweets to 280, although the new character limit has not yet been enabled for every Twitter account. The long tweets feature has so far been rolled out to select users as a test, although a workaround discovered by Prof9 (via The Verge) can let you use the new character limit on Twitter right now.


Simply follow these steps to tweet with 280 characters instead of 140:

Step 1:

Click here to download Tampermonkey using any browser.

Step 2:

Now visit this Github repository and click the “raw” button.

Step 3:

Tell tampermonkey to “install” the script, or simply copy and paste the code into a new script in Tampermonkey.

Step 4:

Now visit, making sure the script in running in Tampermonkey, then tweet away.

That’s it. Now you can tweet longer with 280 characters. Enjoy!


  • Sorry, but you’re once again too late to the party. Bug has been patched.

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    280 characters for tweets, sounds ridiculous ! upside of tweets is the challenge in communication making posts and comments a thing of the past even though we can still link to

  • MleB1

    Recently, Twitter justified their failure to ban POTUS from the service, despite his constant breach of the Rules. Now they’re giving him (and others) more room to diatribe on their soapboxes. Won’t Twit, Don’t Be a Twit.