Twitter has made some big changes to its character limit recently, expanding its limit from 140 characters to now 280 characters.If you are on you Twitter client and see this little circle where you once saw the 140 character count, that means you now have the 280 characters on your phone.
If you are using Tweetbot or Twitterrific you should have gotten an update recently indicating it is implementing the 280 character limit to everyone as well, so check with your app of choice and see if you do indeed have 280 characters now instead of the old 140.
Now, this change hasn’t come without its issues however. Many people are reporting that they are having issues seeing the new 280 character limit on their iPad but they are seeing it on their phones without a problem.
My iPhone has 280, and my iPad has 140; I know it's because my iPad is on a very old operating system. Have you tried updating your iOS and Twitter?
— Tommy Krasker (@TommyKrasker) November 8, 2017
I have 280 characters on my phone but I am still constricted to 140 on my iPad smh
— becky and the niners (@ofintimacy) November 8, 2017
I’ve got 280 on my iPhone and 140 on my iPad.
— Uncivil Still (@Uncivil_S) November 9, 2017
If you are in this group of people there are some fixes you can try to join the #280club on your iPad.
1. Force quit the app and restart it.
To do this just double-press the home button or enter the app-switcher and swipe up on the Twitter app you’re using and reopen it.
2. Uninstall the app and reinstall the app
Some people have still had issues seeing the 280 character limit even after quitting the app and reopening it. So if that doesn’t work the next thing you can try is to uninstall the app entirely and reinstall.
This may require you to login again so make sure you have your password on hand if you don’t know it off the top of your head.
3. Restart your iPad.
Even after reinstalling the app other have said the only fix that worked for them is completely restarting your phone.
So hopefully this fixes your problem with Twitter not allowing you to write with 280 characters, it seems to have helped everyone we have spoken with.
If this doesn’t work let us know in the comments, or mention us on Twitter and we would be happy to help!