Twitter output text limit increase

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Twitter increasing their limit now to 280 characters it would be nice if the 140 chracter limit was increased on the Twitter output as well.
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wshawnmelton

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Posted 11 months ago

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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion, I've passed this feedback along to the teams. On the Mac side we use the built-in share extension in macOS for Twitter, so I've logged a suggestion with Apple to make this change.
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Dani Szwarc

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I was going to suggest the same thing. I am assuming there are no news about this?
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Rick Stone

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I have an inane (insane?) question on this.

Is this option used primarily for scraping text off a captured image to send off as a tweet?

I'm personally a bit stymied overall on the general use of twitter. But in terms of thinking what one would want to do with SnagIt and sending text to twitter it seems odd. It would seem that if you are dealing with text, it's a simple matter to just copy the text and paste into the twitter area of whatever you are using to broadcast tweets.

Thanks... Rick :)
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Dani Szwarc

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Touché...you are right. I was about to send an image and wanted to add some text as well and when I saw 128 chars left, I decided to send my comment, but most likely I wouldn't need more than that and if I do, I save the image and send it directly from Twitter.
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Rick Stone

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Ahhh, I had no idea that twitter allowed sending images. I thought it was for only text.

As an aside, I've always imagined twitter to be akin to standing with many thousands of other humans in something like a large sports stadium. With each human occasionally shouting a random phrase. And no ability to establish any way of deciphering meaningful dialogue.

I should probably study it more and understand it more fully. LOL

Appreciate the info! Rick :)