Tweetdeck 280 Character Unlocker
Automatically and instantly unlock the new full 280 character Tweet length limit in the tweetdeck.twitter.com interface.
Author: Collin Chaffin Version: 1.0 Site: https://tweetdeck.twitter.com Changelog: v 1.0 : 10-01-2017 : Initial release
Install Tampermonkey Chrome Extension
Navigate to the Chrome web store and install the Tampermonkey extension here:
NOTE: I am not affiliated with Tampermonkey and simply a fellow user.
Install Greasemonkey Firefox Extension
Navigate to the Firefox web store and install the Tampermonkey extension here:
NOTE: I am not affiliated with Greasemonkey and simply a fellow user.
Navigate to the direct link of this script and you will be automatically prompted by Tampermonkey/Greasemonkey to install and enable the script.
The script is only activated on one site (tweetdeck.twitter.com) and requires no additional special rights be granted. As always, you should review the script source code if you have any questions/concerns before enabling.
I have also created an additional short link which directly links to the above script:
To utilize the new 280 length, you must utilize the "Tweetdeck" function in Twitter. If you are not already utilizing the Tweetdeck, regardless of this script, I am certain once you begin using it you will ask yourself how you survived without it.
You will find the official Twitter Tweetdeck web interface here:
And click the "New Tweet" button in the upper-left corner to open the Tweet pane. Here is where you will see with the script installed that the full 280 character limit is now active, and will continue to function with active character counter as you type your Tweets.
And here is a screen capture comparison showing the before and after of the change made by the script:
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