How to enable 280 characters on Twitter right now

Yesterday, Twitter announced it would for the first time expand the character count on its service from 140 characters to 280 – double the usual length. However, the functionality is still being tested with a small, randomized group of Twitter users at this time. That’s led some intrepid Twitter users and developers to figure out workarounds in order to tweet with 280 characters now. We’ve rounded up a few of the ways people are switching on 280 characters for themselves, ahead of Twitter’s broader rollout.