About incresed twitter character limit


#1

HI, we are using twitter api 1.1 to tweet the news with automatic posting mechanism. As observed yesterday, we found that one tweet was posted with more than 280 character. As per the new twitter character limit it should not post tweet having more that 280 characters (284 characters).

Please help me on this what I am missing to understand.

Thanks,
Urvesh


#2

Using the twitter-text library I can see that the full_text field of this Tweet amounts to 231 characters. Are you counting the URL as a shortened t.co link?