When 140 char isn't enough. Tweet up to 280 characters.

Update: As of 2300UTC last night the plugin will no longer work on Twitter.

Tweet up to 280 characters using the new Twitter cramming feature, which otherwise is only available to limited users.

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Just another quick product hacked together. Twitter launched their new 280 character limit to select users last night. By messing with some front-end settings this plugin will allow you to post up to 280 characters. The extension doesn't save any data and is literally 5 lines of JS. As it all runs on the front-end, Twitter updates make break this at anytime. Other downsides: I have yet to fix the counter (so it's stuck at 140) and it's only on Chrome Desktop as an extension at present Update: As of 2300UTC last night the plugin will no longer work on Twitter. This plugin here: will still work on Tweetdeck.
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@td_evans This is marvellous! I feel so special, like I'm a part of the "small group" that twitter exclusively selected. Straight to abusing it of course 🀣
@td_evans Did twitter plug the hole already? Seems like it's not working for me now. Glad I got to get that one tweet out to abuse my power: Edit: Never mind. Removing the plugin and reinstalling it did the trick for me. All good!
@irishpolyglot I pushed an update around that time, so if this did happen to anyone else - just remove and reinstall and it should work (for the time being).
@td_evans The "TweetDeck in #280Characters" Chrome extension mentioned by Thomas has a ProductHunt page here:

I'm guessing Twitter shut it down. After all Twitter doesn't want us to have nice things. #ThanksJack


Good idea.


Doesn't work.

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πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Sorry about that. Judging by the excitement this generated there’s definitely a bunch of people who want 280 characters
I managed to get one tweet in using it, but now yea, you're right, it's no longer working for me.
Clever hack, @td_evans. πŸ‘πŸΌ
@td_evans @rrhoover last week it was AR Hunt week. Today 280 characters hunt. πŸ˜‚
@rrhoover Not sure if I should be annoyed that the product we spent 2 weeks building ( is going to be outranked by this half-hour build!
This is awesome! πŸ’― πŸ’― 80
⛔️ UPDATE: Twitter did patch this gap and now checks the experiment at the back-end, hence the extension doesn't work anymore ⛔️ When this extension will stop working for you, give a try to mine it has superior implementation: πŸ˜‰
@kossnocorp Unfortunately your extension does not work either: (Chrome 61.0.3163.100)
@magnuson Twitter did patch back-end this, this vulnerability doesn't exist anymore πŸ€•