Facebook – How To Post More Than 420 Characters On Wall Posts
(AKA How To Tag A Photo with A Fan Page on Facebook)
If you’ve been on Facebook very long at all, you’ve probably run into the 420 character cap that is the limit to status and wall post size.
This can be incredibly annoying at times, and cause you to have to reply to your own message with “the rest of the story”!
Every so often though, someone will “break” this limit… usually unknowingly, and leave the rest of us scratching our heads!
Recently, Mari Smith let the cat out of the bag about how this is accomplished with her post here.
How To Break the 420 Character Cap on Wall Posts & Statuses on Facebook
Let me show you how this works!
1) Load a new photo into Facebook either via the uploader or that photo status box.
(Special note: Do this from your page, and your page will be the associated owner of that photo! Also, unlike in notes, you will be able to @tag other pages this way.)
2) Fill in the photo’s description with your message and you will find you have a LOT more than 420 available to you.
Not quite sure what the cap is, but as you can see above in the picture, its high.
3) If you uploaded/added the picture with the page as the owner, you can @tag other pages as well (which doesn’t work for Notes).
One advantage of this is that you can EDIT the descriptions later, however it tends to become un-linkable, so might want to try not to do that.
Thoughts on posting statuses longer than 420 characters
This is a bit of a hack, since since it requires use of an image file to access the (long) description box. However, the ability to edit the information is awesome! No more having to delete and republish (losing comments) when we’ve typo something important. The ability to use this workaround on both pages and profiles is really sexy.
Would appreciate if you’d share this post with anyone you might think would benefit (such as maybe your facebook friends?) as well as tweet, digg, stumble and bookmark it! Thank you for all you’re syndications!
Like it? Hate it? What do you think? Is this an improvement on the 420 cap or do you think it might just lead to needless clutter? Please share your thoughts below!