Want 280 characters on Twitter? Xposed has your back.

Last month Twitter announced that it would be doubling the maximum amount of characters for tweets from 140 to 280. While this change has already gone into effect, it has been limited to select accounts. Luckily for those of us who have not recieved this feature yet, a new Xposed Module enables you to get the extra characters, as well as enabling the Tweetstorm feature on your phone or tablet; a feature which allows for longer messages to be split into individual, linked tweets in order to present a more coherent line of thought.

For those of you who are unaware, Xposed Framework is a modification framework for rooted Android devices that permits applications, or "modules," to insert their own code before, during, or in place of code already present in applications. In this instance, the Xposed Module in question injects the code needed to enable Tweetstorms and 280 characters in the Twitter app itself. With the recent release of Xposed Framework for Android Nougat, you can use this tweak on any Android device before 8.0 Oreo.

Notice there is a new button present in the lower right-hand corner when composing a tweet. If selected, this will allow you to add additional tweets to your Tweetstorm. Once you're finished, select "Tweet All" and Twitter will handle the rest.

If you choose to use this workaround and unlock this prior to the official release, it is unlikely that anything will happen to your profile. However, you will be using features not yet available to the public which could constitute a violation of Twitter's privacy policy and action against your account, so use it at your own risk.

Are you happy about the new Tweetstorm feature and extra characters? Let us know in the comment section below.

via XDA