How to Shorten Long Tweets to 140 Characters

I’m sure you’ve probably had this issue before: you write a tweet and it’s way over 140 characters and you’re wondering how to shorten it. Sure you can abbreviate words and use short hand, but this takes time – extra time that you may not have at the moment.

Instead of racking your brain trying to figure out a legible short hand version of your tweet, why not use a free online tool like With, you simply enter your tweet, click a button, and get a condensed tweet. Additionally, has a cool feature that lets you choose or add in your own words and symbols.

Here’s how it works.

1. Go to the website and enter your tweet text (via copy and paste or by typing) into the first textbox (on the left hand side).

Enter your tweet text into the first textbox on

2. Click on the “Feathr it!” button. Your shortened tweet will appear in the second textbox (on the right hand side).

Click the Feathr It button to get your shortened tweet.

3. Above the textbox, you can see just how many characters your shortened tweet is; uses synonyms, short hand, and symbols to help shorten your tweet. ┬áIn some cases it may not be 140 characters or less and you’ll still have to shorten it even more.

4. Once you’re happy with your tweet, you can use the “Tweet” button below the textbox to post the tweet to your Twitter account.

5. One of the cool features of is that you can choose which word, short hand, or symbol to use. Below the textboxes you’ll see each word in your tweet and other words and symbols that can be used as replacements.

Replace the words, short hand, and symbols used in your shortened tweets.

6. The words with the blue-green background are the words that have been used in your tweet. To use a different word, just click on it and the word will automatically change in your shortened tweet.

Add new words to use in your tweet on

7. You can even add your own word, short hand, or symbol by clicking on the yellow plus sign under each word.

As you can see, shortening your tweets doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking. With it’s actually a bit, dare I say, fun!

Charnita Fance
Charnita Fance

Charnita has been a Freelance Writer & Professional Blogger since 2008. As an early adopter she loves trying out new apps and services. As a Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS user, she has a great love for bleeding edge technology. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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