increase Facebook status update character limit to 5000
I'm really struggling without this feature. You need to improve posting to facebook page character limit.. You said that you would add this functionality in the upcoming future on November 15, 2011. But till now, i still have this problem.. What's the status now?
Facebook allows over 32,000 characters. The 420 character limit is almost a year out of date. Fix it.
Remove Facebook posting character limit because Facebook supports long messages now. Why are you still limiting the Facebook posting to a limited number of characters? I posted directly on Facebook and via another solution and my long posts did not get truncated at all like HootSuite truncated it. Please fix this asap if you want to keep me as a Pro customer.
Hootsuite still flashes a red symbol for Facebook postings when your composition goes over 420 characters. That character limit is from 2009. Right now Facebook posts can be up to 63,206 characters long.
Additionally, the Twitter limit has a tendency to be displayed even when Twitter isn't selected as a network for composition (eg. composing a post for G+).
We hope to add additional functionality to Facebook in the upcoming future.
Bartmanxc Mercatino della Bicicletta commented
it's a very stupid limit! please update!!!
Please increase this limit! It seriously impedes my ability to effective use of the HootSuite tool set, as I make daily posts that are very long. I had hoped that HootSuite would be a time saver for me. But, truncated posts are completely useless to me and my audience.
looks like they did not do any updates yet ??
Hrvoje Marjanović commented
"Under review" since 2011. :DDDDDD Hootsuite dev department will need serious reorganization.
Ashwin Acharya commented
Increasing the limit to 5000, or even 7500 or 10 000, would be very good. 2000 is quite restricting for people who are sharing information which cannot be condensed, or text - such as daily Mass readings, in my case - which often exceed 2000.
The present 2014-1-29 limit on text bulk uploads is very confining to anyone who has many topics on each of three Social Media.
If Google, Microsoft, ASUS, Yahoo and others provide large volumes of space for text AND images, why not give users more space when this is just text that you can compress?
A Gigabyte would be nice per PRO account to be used as needed.
Also, it would be useful for Hootsuite to display how much bulk upload space is used and how much is left so that we can plan ahead better and not bump up against the limit during an upload. This saves time for the user and for Hootsuite.
Jack E Zehring commented
We need this as well. The character limit has forced us to manually post to facebook which as others have noted is not what we want to do. Automation is the reason we use Hootsuite.
Your *entire* reason for existence is so users do not need to go manually post things to social media. I do not understand how you can not deal with this ASAP?
Hootsuite you are about to lose me if this isnt fixed
Huteri Manza commented
You said that you would add this functionality in Novemeber 15, 2011. But until now, It's still under review?
Pepe Galleta commented
The same here. I moved to bufferapp that has no limitations.
I'm sorry about Hootsuite. It used to be nice...
I'm another advocate of updating the character limit posting from HootSuite to Facebook.
James Sheets commented
Now that Facebook has "upped" the character limit to 60k, I would like to see Hootsuite follow suit - that would enable me to use Hootsuite for my posts instead of having to post manually in Facebook (which is the reason I joined Hootsuit in the first place).
I agree with this. Just tried to post my Christmas opening times and I'm 20 characters over! frustrating. :)
Jon Barilone commented
Based on my own tests, HootSuite actually publishes up to 2,000 characters even though the character count says you can't go over 420. However, we know that the full limit for characters on Facebook is 63,000+ (and was 5,000 just a few months ago). Would be nice to see this limit within HootSuite get bumped up.
Stephanie Anderson commented
It would be really great if you could add this functionality. There are now things I have to post manually if they are over 420 characters. It is wonderful that Facebook has lifted the limit, so I know your user would really appreciate having Hootsuite match this.
Alan Kerlin commented
Alan Kerlin commented
Right now Hootsuite restricts us to 420 characters, which is no longer necessary.