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Built-in tweet-longer function

It would be good to be able to manually override the 140 character limit and, like file uploads, have the full tweet go to a HS-hosted URL, similar to the twitlonger service.

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    paul1149paul1149 shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Have a longer tweet sections.  ·   · 
    Jamey PriceJamey Price shared a merged idea: Support long tweets by linking back to another social platform where that message is posted.  ·   · 
    yeheon leeyeheon lee shared a merged idea: support twitlonger  ·   · 
    Yaseen RoccaYaseen Rocca shared a merged idea: add a Facebook URL to truncated Twitter posts when posted to both networks simultaneously  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: use tuitlonger  ·   · 
    Frederick W. ChapmanFrederick W. Chapman shared a merged idea: Shorten long Tweets intelligently so that a link at the end is not chopped off.  ·   · 
    RKAqeelRKAqeel shared a merged idea: Twittlonger  ·   · 
    yhleeyhlee shared a merged idea: add twitlonger service for twitter  ·   · 
    AmandaAmanda shared a merged idea: Twitlonger  ·   · 
    GaryFPattonGaryFPatton shared a merged idea: incorporate http://TwitLonger.com into your fabulous program so we don't have to leave it like you did with scheduling.  ·   · 
    Desmond Parker Desmond Parker shared a merged idea: Tweet Longer and Profile edits  ·   · 
    Terry HodgesTerry Hodges shared a merged idea: Subscribe to TwitLonger for your clients, so that longer "Facebook type" Tweets can be posted on Twitter as well.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: An App/plug-in so to shorten tweets longer than 140 characters would be nice.  ·   · 
    Thu WinThu Win shared a merged idea: Able to tweet longer than 140 words  ·   · 
    Álvaro RamírezÁlvaro Ramírez shared a merged idea: configure hootsuite to admit long twitts.  ·   · 
    Nielsen ChanNielsen Chan shared a merged idea: More Advanced Truncated Tweeter Feeds with Link  ·   · 
    Nielsen ChanNielsen Chan shared a merged idea: Preview truncated message with shrunk link on Twitter before post  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: please add a tweet extender when retweeting longer tweets  ·   · 
    박진우박진우 shared a merged idea: Please remove auto truncate on Tweets which exceeds more than 140 .. but instead please replace it with twitlonger support if possible  ·   · 
    JulesJules shared a merged idea: A tweetshortening feature would be great  ·   · 
    YiminYimin shared a merged idea: Allow posting of tweets that are more than 140 characters  ·   · 
    yhleeyhlee shared a merged idea: add twitlonger feature  ·   · 
    TyTy shared a merged idea: Do you have a Tweet Extender App or Feature on Hootsuite? If not please create one!  ·   · 
    Sarah_CoopieSarah_Coopie shared a merged idea: Allow twitter posts over 140 with TwitLonger App  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: 140 character limit  ·   · 
    3lamat_Al7zn3lamat_Al7zn shared a merged idea: Add twitlonger to twitter  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Incorporate Twitlonger  ·   · 
    HiroHiro shared a merged idea: Add an option for Old retweet style for letting us tweet longer for the tweet.  ·   · 
    NonaNona shared a merged idea: Include a feature that allows for tweets longer than 140 characters. TweetDeck has this.  ·   · 
    RDCushingRDCushing shared a merged idea: automate a connection with TwitLonger or similar for over-sized Tweets!  ·   · 
    ZuraZura shared a merged idea: Longer Tweets  ·   · 
    Prissy DPrissy D shared a merged idea: Add a tweet longer portion to the app ;(  ·   · 
    loolleloolle shared a merged idea: if you add twitlonger it will be great! and have more theme too  ·   · 
    LeeyeheunLeeyeheun shared a merged idea: pls add feature of twitlonger.  ·   · 
    @thebasicsource@thebasicsource shared a merged idea: Add a text shrink function like TweetDeck. Love HS and don't want to leave. Thanks.  ·   · 
    ColinColin shared a merged idea: add a tweet longer option for retweeting or longer messages  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Need connect your app with twitlonger! Please  ·   · 
    jamihomerjamihomer shared a merged idea: use twitlonger api  ·   · 
    J.V.J.V. shared a merged idea: facebook page connected to twitter. if update FB via HS, twitter does not update..  ·   · 
    Wyndham ClampettWyndham Clampett shared a merged idea: Need to be able to send long messages  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: tweet longer w/ iPhone app  ·   · 
    _blacknoir_blacknoir shared a merged idea: Could you please include TwitLonger or another Tweet shortener in HootSuite?  ·   · 
    Saire MaySaire May shared a merged idea: Add Twitlonger intergration  ·   · 
    JohnJohn shared a merged idea: implement TwitLonger or an internal solution  ·   · 
    Timothy O'ConnorTimothy O'Connor shared a merged idea: Implement support for Twitlonger into your app, as Tweetcaster and others have already done  ·   · 
    Meghan RMeghan R shared a merged idea: Shrink tweets longer than 140 characters  ·   · 
    Matt BeckmanMatt Beckman shared a merged idea: Add tweetshrink and allow scheduled tweets by the minute  ·   · 
    r3ck0rdr3ck0rd shared a merged idea: Override the 140 character limit by connecting to TwitLonger or just have it as a builtin feature.  ·   · 
    Ann DonnellyAnn Donnelly shared a merged idea: include feature to shrink post within 140 char limit, esp helpful to RT long posts (a la Tweetdeck)  ·   · 
    Боян ЮруковБоян Юруков shared a merged idea: twitlonger in HootSuite  ·   · 
    beagle.brianbeagle.brian shared a merged idea: add option to shorten long tweets like twitzer  ·   · 
    declined  ·  Chris from HootSuiteChris from HootSuite responded  · 

    After review, we must decline this feature request. As a Twitter Product Partner, HootSuite must take special care to not violate Twitter’s Terms of Service, specifically articles I-5-A, I-5-D, and II-4-B (https://dev.twitter.com/terms/api-terms)

    Please note that while TweetDeck once had this feature, Twitter has since removed it. We must comply with Twitter’s wishes, and will therefore not implement this feature request.

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      • sum1rusum1ru commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Note this. Twitter bought tweetdeck, then removed +140 char support. Twitter may be the parent of HootSuite. Twitlonger still works as well as other +140 char apps. Use one recommended for your situation. TweetDeck lost a lot of users after twitters take over.

      • sum1rusum1ru commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Doesn't really matter. Twitter is dieing. So I suppose will Hoote Suite. I could elaborate, but I only have 140 characters. Sorry!

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't quite understand why it was declined its a service already provided. You would only be providing it inside your own app. You type your message and press enter to generate a URL link and posts it with a small excerpt as a taster for the reader. All in hootsuite.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would definitely vote for what mike just said. A tweet longer facility built into the app would be a lot easier rather than doing it externally!

        Be a great all in one package.

      • MikeMike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just wondering, as the submitter of the suggested functionality:

        I didn't mean for Hootsuite to override the length of a tweet...I meant something like a Hootsuite hosted service like TwitLonger. The owl already hosts a service for uploading images and making them available for viewing, and I was thinking that a twitlonger service would be an option.

        Thank you for considering my suggestion, though.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, Send me API key for twitlonger. I didn't get in my twitter account. send me plz.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When I retweted somebody must delete the name of the user because hootsuite truncates the post.

      • xdoomxxdoomx commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you can't say it in 140 characters then you do a blog post. Simple. Otherwise you're not using social media right.

      • Diane BourqueDiane Bourque commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Mike - I've been waiting for this service in Hootsuite for a while now. With all the new services coming up in Hootsuite, I'm wondering why it is taking so long. I want Hootsuite to offer exactly what http://www.twitlonger.com/index.php/main_new offers.

        This is not a service that a lot of people use - but once in a while - it is useful especially when we can't or don't want to rewrite the original tweet in a RT (retweet).

        I LOVE HOOTSUITE! But this service needs to be integrated to make it the ultimate most perfect Twitter App!

      • MikeMike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Folks, Neither I (nor other supporters) are advocating expanding the size of tweets...besides, the Twitter API wouldn't allow for it, anyhow.

        What we're advocating, and suggesting, is having a service like twitlonger...where a longer message can be edited, and then the tweet that actually makes it to twitter is shortened with a link to view the rest of the message.

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