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Twitter User Posts 35000 Character Tweet Using Undiscovered Loophole

Twitter User Posts 35000 Character Tweet Using Undiscovered Loophole”

As Twitter tests 280-character tweets - doubling the previous 140-character limit - two German users have successfully broken the existing character limit by sending a massive 35,000-character tweet.

The key to the absurdly long Tweet was the formatting.

The updates - @Timrasett, @HackneyYT wrote a short message in German, followed by incomprehensible nonsense, while @0x0ade posted the script from the Bee Movie - have since been taken down. You do not believe us? "Here is the approximately 35K character proof". "Using this loophole, they formatted the message as a standard link with URL codifiers (".cc") within it. Nobody knows why Twitter's automatic URL shortener failed to kick in and stop the nonsense.

Though the accounts of these users are backup online now, but as a punishment for crashing the website, Twitter temporarily banned the two users. While the post is no longer on Twitter, the original still lives on the Internet Archive for users who want to actually see what's probably the longest tweet yet. Then, earlier this year, Twitter began excluding usernames from that limit as well. But what if we tell you someone just posted a 35,000-character tweet.

Character length has always been a defining feature of Twitter, but it's also one that's come under debate several times.

Currently, the 280-character tweet facility is available to a small group of its 328 million users but it would soon be rolled out globally, Twitter has said in a blog post.

Access or search, or attempt to access or search, Twitter by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our now available, published interfaces that are provided by Twitter (and only pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Twitter.

The duo managed to crack Twitter's character limit by leveraging a rule the company made in 2016 - link texts would not be included in the character count of a tweet.



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