Twitter reports an error "Status is over 140 characters" when its not ?!


#1

My app has tried to send out the following message today…

"Dynamic speakers will show you what you need to generate new ideas to grow your business Register tinyurl.com/lus2e96” with an attached photo.

The message is 117 characters + 23 reserved for the photo = 140 EXACTLY

But Twitter have said…

“403:The request is understood, but it has been refused. An accompanying error message will explain why. This code is used when requests are being denied due to update limits (https://support.twitter.com/articles/15364-about-twitter-limits-update-api-dm-and-following). message - Status is over 140 characters. code - 186”

So I’m not sure why Twitter say its > 140 characters, could the tiny.url have caused an issue, or am I not reserving enough characters for the photo?

Kind regards,
Rob.


#2

I tweeted exactly what you have inside double quotes – Dynamic speakers will show you what you need to generate new ideas to grow your business Register tinyurl.com/lus2e96 – without errors.

Maybe it’s the character encoding?


#3

Your text takes 120 characters, plus 23 for a photo makes 143. tinyurl.com/lus2e96 is 19 charactors but Twitter wraps it in a t.co url and makes it 22. See how do I count out 140 characters for details.


#4

https://twitter.com/boxnumber03/status/594245532932902912