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How to Write less than Twitter 280 character limit

    Twitter only used to allow 140 characters per Tweet – but now you can use up to 280 when tweeting. Even at double the amount of characters, it’s still challenging to be concise when writing!

    As a reminder, Tweets are short posts (280 characters or less) so you’ll need to be creative and selective when choosing what to write.

    In addition to steps on sending a Tweet itself, we’ve got some tips below so you can remove extraneous words that get in the way.


    Write a tweet

    1. Sign in to your Twitter account from or from the app on your device.

    2. Enter the text for your Tweet into the box at the top of your Home timeline or click the Tweet button in the top.

    3. Use less than 280 characters as this is the limit when tweeting. Twitter will count the characters for you and provide a ‘counter’ so you can see how much you have left.

    4. Click the Tweet button to post the Tweet to your profile. The Tweet then appears on your homepage.


    Character limit tips

    Tips to reduce character count:

    • Reduce or remove generic terms.
    • Use symbols in place of text.
    • For example, use & instead of and or w/ instead of with or use a slash / instead of or.


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