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How to tweet with more than 140 characters

Those who use Tweet Deck may have noticed that which facilitated tweets of longer than 140 characters has been withdrawn from the app. Thanks to @bw58 for pointing this out.

Here are a couple of tips that remove the issue. If you RT from Tweet Deck or other apps you might struggle for space. The solution is to RT from using the link that appears underneath a tweet when you select it. If you retweet using this method there is no character limit.

If you need lots of space then linking to a post on Google+ could be a good workaround. Just select the time of your post to obtain the permalink (another tip). With formatting, photos and video you can even blog on there (there’s another tip). The advantage of using Google+ is that you’ll attract visitors to content they won’t find on Twitter. There’s no problem if readers of your tweet aren’t on Google+ as your link will work for them and they’ll be able to read your post.

About Jonathan Pollinger

Jonathan has a wide range of communications and social media experience having starting his career as an Independent Financial Adviser. He has spent the past 13 years helping companies with communications, technology and more recently social media. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all social networks, Jonathan is a believer in community and is keen to bring people together face to face using social media. He’s involved with the organisation of a number of regular events including Digitalks Cheltenham and Cheltenham Social Media Club. View all posts by Jonathan Pollinger → This entry was posted in Social Media Tips by . Bookmark the permalink.


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