#PSA: macOS Twitter Integration Only Supports 140 Characters

If you’re running macOS all the way up to the latest version which is 10.13.2, and you use the Twitter integration that is built into the OS, you should be aware that it only supports 140 characters while pretty much every other Twitter client supports the new 280 character standard.

Now for those of you who are not familiar with the Twitter integration that exists in macOS, clicking the Notification Panel, and then clicking social will allow you to send a Tweet. However, I noticed this recently:
Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 6.04.03 PM

It appears that even though you are limited to 140 characters. This is confirmed by typing exactly 140 characters and getting this result:

Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 6.05.54 PM

I reported this to Apple and they confirmed that this is something that they will fix in a future macOS update. I’ll let you know when I confirm that this is fixed. But you have to wonder why this wasn’t included in the 10.13.2 update that came out this week as 280 characters on Twitter has been around for a while. I guess it was an oversight.

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