Enable Twitter’s Hidden Tweetstorm and 280 Character Tweets with Xposed
Here at XDA, we’ve shown you how to unlock hidden functionality within applications on numerous occasions, such as with Facebook Messenger internals or Google Allo secret features. Today we’re here to share how to access more hidden features— including Twitter’s upcoming “Tweetstorm” feature! A tweetstorm is a series of tweets posted in rapid succession by the same user. Rather than planning how to separate your thoughts into different tweets, you can just post a very long tweet and the Twitter application will split the message and link them together in one thread for you. What’s more, you can also send 280 character Tweets! 280 character tweets are exactly as they sound, simply giving you the ability to send a twice as long message at one time, and no, the tweet doesn’t split into two messages!
For tweetstorms, this makes things easier for the end user and allows you to write as long of a message as you want, having them all linked together and easily read. Last month, Twitter began quietly testing this feature internally. But by using an Xposed Module, you too can enable tweetstorm functionality and 280 character tweets on your Android device!
Notice the new button in the bottom right-hand corner when posting a tweet. Tapping this allows one to add additional tweets to the tweetstorm. Once you’re done, just tap “tweet all” and Twitter will take care of the rest for you.
Before we get to installing this module, you’ll need a brief explanation of what Xposed is. The Xposed Framework is a modification to your Android device that allows applications called “modules” to inject their own code before, during, or in place of code in existing applications. In this case, the Xposed Module we will be installing—aptly called Tweeks—injects the code necessary to enable tweetstorms into the Twitter app itself.
Thanks to the recent release of Xposed Framework for Android Nougat, you can use Tweeks on any device that is running a version of Android before Android 8.0 Oreo.
Enable Tweetstorms and 280 Character Tweets on Android with Tweeks Xposed Module
This is a very simple addition but one that many users of Twitter may like. To use it, you’ll have to first install the Xposed Framework onto your device. We have a video tutorial up on that for you to follow.
Then, download the Tweeks Xposed Framework from below. In the Xposed Installer app, enable the module and then reboot your device. The only requirement is that you must be running one of the following versions of the Twitter app:
Select any of the above you want to download!
We doubt anything will happen to your account if you unlock this feature, but keep in mind that you are using unreleased features on a public social media platform. If you are willing to risk that, check it out down below!
Enable Tweetstorms in Twitter using the Tweeks Xposed Module