How To Activate The New 280 Character Tweets on Twitter

280 Character Tweets

As you might have noticed, Twitter is currently testing a new format that doubles the 140 character limit to 280, so you can more freely fit your thoughts into a single tweet. The feature is presently available to select users only, but there is a little trick you can pull off to get the extra space right now.

Bear in mind there are more than one ways to do this – we think this is among the more straightforward and hassle-free approaches; especially for Chrome users. So here is how you do it:

  • Load up Tweetdeck at
  • Head to View, hover over the Developer menu, and select Developer Tools.
  • Find Sources and click on the arrow below to access Snippets.
  • Once you open Snippets, click the ‘New Snippet’ button and copy/paste the following code in the empty window on the right.
  • Click the Play button below to run the snippet.
  • Boom, now you can tweet with 280 characters.


  • Please note that this trick works only in Tweetdeck, which means you will have to use the Tweetdeck client for all of your 280-character tweets.

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