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Here's how to send 280-character tweets right now

  • You can send 280-character tweets early.
  • You'll need to jump through a lot of hoops, however.
  • It's best to wait until Twitter enables it on your account.

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Twitter said on Tuesday that it's testing the ability for its users to send 280-character tweets, twice the current 140-character limitation.

But you don't need to wait for Twitter to upgrade your account to take advantage of this. Instead, you'll just have to jump through a couple of hoops.

Twitter user Rob Graham (@ErrataRob) posted the following tweets, which explain exactly how to post 280-character tweets now.

It's tricky and involves a bit of changing code in your browser and using the command line interface on your computer. Even your author got lost along the way, though it appears to work if you're willing to put in the effort and have a bit of know-how.

If you don't want to jump through these hoops, you can wait until Twitter enables your account to send 280-character tweets.