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.
So it's a popular topic that there is not enough characters for a tweet. I think there should be a 200-250 character use
If I'm going to make a long post to FB or G+, have twitter use a snippet and link back to the long-form post.
add twitlonger support.
One of the best features of Hootsuite is the ability to type one message or status update, then post it to several social networks with one click; but because Facebook allows for much longer posts than Twitter, this can force users to post separately rather than benefiting from Hootsuite's feature to the max. So how about making just enough space at the end of a truncated Twitter post for a URL to the Facebook status that has the rest of the truncated Twitter post, and adding the URL automatically for Hootsuite users?
If a Tweet is longer than 140 characters, HootSuite shortens it before sending it to Twitter. If the Tweet has a link at the very end, the link is lost. Sadly, this results in a useless Tweet that goes nowhere.
The Facebook-to-Twitter application on Facebook handles this better: it shortens the initial text enough so that there is room to include the link at the end. The resulting Tweet is still incomplete, but at least the reader can click on the link to get the rest of the story.
Can you please do this on HootSuite? This improvement would help my clients and me quite a bit. Thanks for considering it!
We need twittlonger link like Seesmic.
It will be better to add twitlonger service
it would be perfect if u have 'twitlonger' for those who wants to squeeze their conversation into one tweet!
Allow us to Tweet more than 140 characters without leaving HootSuite
There should be a feature thru HootSuite where we can do the Tweet longer thing.
Also, i would like to be able to edit my profile and change my profile picture from HootSuite.
An App/Plug-in to shorten tweets longer than 140 characters would be nice. It's something Seesmic and TweetDeck both had. TweetDeck no longer does it since Twitter bought them out. And I can't seem to find the Seesmic Desktop 2 download anywhere so I'm trying out HootSuite but have to say, easily shorten not just tweets but links as well was the main reasons I loved both TweetDeck and Seesmic.
I would like to be able to tweet more than 140 words. Like maybe link to a Hootsuite version of Twitlonger.
 Its good and time saving for instant preview for posting Twitter feeds while posting on all other platforms that supports longer messages, so that we can edit the first 140 characters in the original message to cater all social platforms at one time.
 The truncated message posted should include the link as well (if any) as what you guys had said on http://blog.hootsuite.com/how-hootsuite-helps-your-images-go-viral/
I found that this feature was wanted since 2011: http://help.hootsuite.com/entries/364026-truncated-message.
Auto-Truncate makes my Tweets incomprehendable according to those who read it . They mentioned me after those Tweets that was Truncated by Hootie .. But instead can you please change it with twitlonger support ?? If really Hootie is just following the rules of App developers for Twitter , then why the heck is Twitter allowing such apps namely UberSocial , TweetCaster , twtkr to have such features ?? If you would try their apps they support bit.ly posting .. I swear
With love ,
Tweet shortening feature for long tweets
This is something which has been lacking from quite a few twitter clients.. Tweetdeck used to be excellent with its deck.ly, but now that that's gone, Hootsuite could perhaps fill in the gap.
Add twitlonger feature
Please add in a Tweet Extender options for clients. This would help tremendously! Thanks
I just started using Hootsuite. Would prefer not being able to send tweet over 140 limit than it being cut-off & sent anyway.
i have an idea to add a twitlonger.com if my twit more than 140 characters
That way we can put our own comment for the tweet even if the original
tweet has long text.
Mr. X tweets "Ah, what a nice day. I shall have a party. Please bring
your friends to 123 ABC street blah blah tonight. Please RT."
You saw his tweet and decides to retweet.
You click Retweet button and select Old RT style. The following will be displayed as your tweet:
"RT: @MrX Ah, what a nice day. I shall have a party. Please bring
your friends to 123 ABC street blah blah tonight. Please RT. http://ow.ly/abcd"
Therefore, you can retweet like this.
"I've been to his party. It was great! RT: @MrX Ah, what a nice day. I shall have a party. Please bring your
I suggest that you automate a connection with TwitLonger or similar for over-sized Tweets!
Hoping that hootsuit has links for longer tweets for us to tweet words that are longer then 140 words.
Everyone wants to tweet longer than 160 characters ;)
hootsuite is good web and app but will be better to add feature of twitlonger.tks.
Like deck.ly on TweetDeck.
i think so, because i want schedule long tweets, but i can't
OK, here's the deal. We have a FB page for our business. Status updates are linked to our twitter account and truncated with a FB link to go back to our FB page if too long. If I schedule a FB status update via HootSuite, it does not get forwarded onto Twitter. I am aware of scheduling simultaneously, but 140 characters is not long enough for most of our posts. Suggestions?
There are several services (such as TwitLong, etc) which allow the sending of long messages/tweets.
This would be very useful
Would love being able to tweet longer and/or shrink tweet (not just links) w/ iPhone app
It would be very useful, if you could add support for longer tweets (e. g. TwitLonger or an other similar service) in HootSuite
It'd be nice for the occasions when we need a few extra characters!
You have a great app that could be the best if it featured the Twitlonger functionality like Tweetcaster which is otherwise a very clunky app
I am using HootSuite instead of TweetDeck now and one think I'm missing the most is my long tweets being automatically shortened. TweetDeck would automatically shrink tweets that were over the 140 character limit... is this something that HootSuite could integrate into its platform?
Allow a Tweetshrink option like TweetDeck
I know a similar request has been posted, but this one is actually a request to connect to a well known service like TwitLonger (ÜberTwitter does this) to tweet more than 140 chars. Or can HootSuite make it as a built-in feature? or add this as an extended feature for ow.ly or ht.ly.
In Tweetdeck it was a nice feature to shrink a tweet. Mainly used when you wanted to RT a long post as it's quicker than manually editing someone else's post, but can also be used for your own posts at times.
Sometimes I need to add a longer text. We should have the option of TwitLonger here and the ability to break down tweets in several ones based on words.
So I can type forever and it automatically shortens and provides link to the rest.
Hello, and thank you for your continued feedback.
Tweets that can be entirely viewed within the Twitter stream tend to result in higher rates of engagement. In the interests of helping our users maximize social interaction, Hootsuite will not be implementing Tweet-longing capabilities natively at this time.
Brian Cox commented
sir so since when posting a url to twitter is a violation ?
Smileyy Johns commented
I like this idea of tweeting more than 140 characters.Its nice.
Boom goes my uninstallation of hootsuite!
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.
Would love to see this - ocassionally run over the 140
Doesn't really matter. Twitter is dieing. So I suppose will Hoote Suite. I could elaborate, but I only have 140 characters. Sorry!
Brian Cox commented
thats funny cuz seesmic has it!
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.
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.
We carefully considered this feature request. Ultimately, we decided that since Twitter has made it apparent message lengthening via URL is not preferable, we would comply with their wishes.
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.
Hi, Send me API key for twitlonger. I didn't get in my twitter account. send me plz.
When I retweted somebody must delete the name of the user because hootsuite truncates the post.
Gary C. King commented
I like the idea of longer posts as well.
Daniel Cáceres commented
Please NO!!! Twitter was created to put your idea on 140 characters. If you want more, open your blog.
If you can't say it in 140 characters then you do a blog post. Simple. Otherwise you're not using social media right.
Bruce Xia commented
I would really love this feature!
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Diane Bourque commented
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!
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.