How to unlock 280-character tweets in Chrome

Date:5 October 2017 Tags:, , ,

Twitter removed its signature restriction and doubled the maximum length to 280-character tweets. This means it’s making itself either twice as good or twice as bad depending on your point of view.

The catch is that the update is rolling out slowly, and only a select few have the ability to swim in a sea of characters. Fortunately, as Twitter user Prof 9 discovered and The Verge pointed out, you can jump the line with a few clicks, at least if you use Google Chrome.

All you have to do is install an extension called Tampermonkey, which helps you run “userscripts” that allow you to tweak some details of websites right in your browser. After that, you simply need to install Prof9’s userscript from Github by clicking the button on the page that is labeled “Raw,” which forces Twitter to give you the 280-character superpower.

If that sounds complicated or scary, it’s neither.

After that, you’ll be able to tweet from without the 140-character restriction. You’ll know the fix is working if the character counter doesn’t go down from “140” as you type. The script can be a little finicky, but simply refresh the page if it breaks. Besides, this will be the norm soon enough.

Isn’t Twitter great now?

Source: Prof9 via The Verge
From: PM USA