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Long retweets are cut off after 140 characters

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 18.0


Instant Messaging
5 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: cfd, Assigned: aleth)


15 Branch
Thunderbird 18.0

Thunderbird Tracking Flags

(thunderbird17 fixed)





5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Build ID: 20120907231657

Steps to reproduce:

For Twitter, Thunderbird truncates tweets after 140 characters, even if the tweet is longer than 140 characters when "RT @username" is appended.

Actual results:

Retweets that were created using Twitter's web interface do not count the "RT @username" portion within the 140 character limit.  Consequently, it is common to have retweets that exceed 140 characters when "RT @username" is added.  This is especially problematic when the tweet ends in a link, which is then truncated to e.g. "http:/" or "".

Expected results:

Thunderbird should display the whole tweet, and not truncate tweets after 140 characters.
This was fixed in Instantbird in

This change was port as part of bug 799068

Checked in as
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Depends on: 799068
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 18.0
Fixed for Thunderbird 17 (in bug 799068):
Assignee: nobody → aletheia2
status-thunderbird17: --- → fixed
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
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