Yesterday Twitter introduced the ability to send extended tweets that include images and videos without counting against the character limit. This change was introduced months ago, but third-party Twitter clients didn’t have a heads up on how to support the new feature until it launched.
For the last 24 hours of so, Tweetbot and other third-party apps have included URLs to full tweets on the web for extended tweets, and now Tapbots has quickly shipped an update to the Mac that supports the longer tweet format (and iOS support likely isn’t far behind).
Just looking at a few of 9to5Mac’s recent tweets, Tweetbot for Mac appears to be working as expected. (One heads up on the update: avatars are a little buggy and a restart only seems to resolve your own avatar.)
Aside from extended tweet support, the latest Tweetbot update for Mac is also ready for the just released macOS Sierra update.
What’s New in Version 2.4.2
– Support for macOS Sierra – Support for extended Tweets: Photos, Videos, GIFs and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters – Support for uploading videos up to 140 seconds long to Twitter – Better media previews for search results
Tweetbot for Mac is available on the Mac App Store for $9.99.
Update: iOS 10 update is now available with extended tweet support too!
What’s New in Version 4.5.1
– Support for extended Tweets: Photos, Videos, GIFs and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters – Updated Japanese localization