Twitter is one of the most popular and widely used social networking platforms used for microblogging. As per the latest data, Twitter has over 330 million active users per month. It is useful for getting all the latest information, news, updates, interaction, sharing thoughts & ideas, and more. In the last six years, Twitter has extended the number of characters one could use to express their opinions. Earlier, it was 140 characters, but now it allows you to use 280 characters. Despite this hike, it is not enough to bind all the thoughts in such a short number of words.
But there are a few ways to outsmart the word limit on Twitter. To know them, check the list below:
Create a Thread
Soon after giving the freedom to use 280 characters, Twitter launched its Threads feature that allows you to write in a series of connected tweets than displays in a continuous scroll-down format. This way, you can easily exceed the word limit and share your thoughts without relying on any additional app or tool. To start a thread, begin writing your tweet as usual and when you exceed the word limit, click on the Plus (+) button. You can post an entire thread by clicking on the ‘Tweet All’ button. You can also add more tweets to a thread later by selecting the Continue Thread option. Then, from the Compose window, select ‘Add to Your Last Tweet.’ Click on the More icon (appearing as three horizontal dots) to continue an older thread.
Earlier, Twitter didn’t support images, polls, etc. But now, it allows all the necessary features like other social networking sites. Thus, by posting a screenshot of your notes or an article, you can share your opinions without word limit troubles. On your device’s notes app, write everything you want to share and then post it online. And make sure that your words fit the complete screen, and you do not miss out on anything important to convey. Then, you can directly upload the screenshot on the app.
TwitLonger is one of the most well-known and reliable apps for writing longer tweets, and it is almost as old as Twitter. It’s easy to use. To use its benefits, you have to visit the TwitLonger’s website and in the upper right corner, click on Write a Post. If you’re using TwitLonger for the first time, then you have to grant permission to access your Twitter account. After allowing the appropriate permissions, you can begin writing your tweet in the box, give it a suitable title, and click on the ‘Post It’ option. On the resulting screen, you can click on Reply to create a thread of longer tweets.
A link to the rest of your message will automatically get attached to the main tweet. The app comes with many ads, but you can get rid of them by paying $1/ month.
JumboTweet is a web client that has been extending its support since 2009. It lets you write longer tweets and engage in more meaningful interactions on the internet. It doesn’t have character limitations. You are always authenticating securely through Twitter’s authentication service to protect your account, and no one can ever post anything on your behalf. To get started with JumboTweet, sign in to your account and authenticate your app. Then, you’ll be directed to the message screen where you can begin writing your tweet. Before posting it, check the settings from the bottom of your screen. All your Tweets will appear on JumboTweet’s website as well. You can remove them from their webpage by unchecking the box for ‘Display the Post Publicly.’
Twishort is another excellent app for sharing your thoughts without any word limit. It posts the link of your tweets directly to Twitter without keeping any tabs or records on its website. You have to sign in to your Twitter account from Twishort’s platform. It respects your privacy so that all your private information remains safe with you. Using its web app, you can directly reply to another tweet with a long reply. It also enables you to send a long tweet directly to another user via Twitter’s mention feature. These platforms and tips will help you express your views on the current issues without any trouble. The latest thread feature on Twitter can do the job, but you have to be careful about your word limits. But the third-party apps eliminate the word limit issues.