Standing releases Google Chrome extension to keep Tweets at 140

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Slate releases Google Chrome extension to keep Twitter at 140

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Twitter’s maximum tweet length offers finally been raised to 280 characters. For some users, this is extremely exciting. For others, it’s the worst issue ever to hit the Internet.  

If you’re in the latter category, most likely in luck. Our friends at Slate have developed a new Chrome expansion called “140” that will help you blissfully disregard the new Twitter for as long as you’d like.  

The extension will cut each tweet on your feed down to 140 characters, and will restrict your twitter posts to the old limit as well. You are able to download it straight from the Stainless- Web Store.  

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After downloading and installing recognized, navigate over to Twitter. You’ll instantly notice that the extension places a reddish colored “X” after the 139th character of the tweet it abridges.  

You can click the “X” to expose the full tweet.  

Image: monica chin/twitter

Image: monica chin/twitter

Slate understands that Twitter may not be happy that will its users are stubbornly clinging towards the past. But to fight the particular evil that is the 280 limit, the particular developers say, we must hold solid.  

“The army of improvement marches forever forward, burning almost everything good in the world and salting our planet behind it, ” reads the particular description. “But for now, use Slate’s 140 to make Twitter great once again. “ 

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