Browser Add-ons, Twitter, TwitterBar

TwitterBar 2.4, Now With 2% Longer Tweets

Update: TwitterBar for Firefox was sold to HootSuite and renamed HootBar in March of 2011. TwitterBar for Chrome was discontinued in October of 2012.

TwitterBar 2.4 was released this morning, and the main change is that it now integrates the URL shortening service The URLs that .tk generates are the shortest you can get, weighing in at 15 characters; TwitterBar’s previous URL shortener,, generated 18-character URLs.

What does this mean? Well, now when you post a URL to Twitter with TwitterBar, you have 125 characters for your message instead of 122. So feel free to toss an extra LOL or BRB in there; you’ve got plenty of room.


13 comments on “TwitterBar 2.4, Now With 2% Longer Tweets

  1. Is there any way you can make your widget narrower? 500 width just doesn’t fit most blogs I’ve seen. I’d love to add the widget, but I need something in the say 125 to 160 range tops. I’d add it in a flash if I could :)

  2. Neto says:

    Please, there are a lot of users wanting shortener service, because they have rankings and trends, and their API has a pretty cool functionality: Dynamic Tweet (you send whole tweet text and it give back the same tweet with all URLs shortened in plain text. (

    It’s a tip, I’m trying to keep my friends using TwitterBar :)

    And congrats for the plug-in, very discreet to use at work ;) and useful!

  3. Hihi Chris! Thanx for your continued development on this, it’s much appreciated. Any way to revert back to or make TwitterBar use ? I, too, am running into problems (different ones but issues nonetheless) with .tk . Thanks in advance!

  4. I notice now that no matter what URL shortener I choose in twitterbar (by right-clicking on the ‘Tiny’ icon and choosing a service), it always uses I like the option to use, but why is it overriding my selection?

  5. Jana says:

    I installed the Twitterbar, but it doesn’t work! I typed in the message and did -post and waited. Nothing. I tried the message and –post. Nothing. I tried clicking the T icon. Nothing. I checked my settings on Twitter and Twitterbar IS allowed. What am I dong wrong?

  6. The best plugin for Twitter I have used till date, really it provides such an ease to
    post any articles on Twitter without actually login to Twitter. It really a boon for Firefox users

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