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How to change the character count.

It's pretty easy.

Use sftp to connect to the server and edit the file compose_form.js located at app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components.

Now, find line 206 and edit max={500} and change 500 to any other number you want. I used 2048. It should look like this:

    <div className='character-counter__wrapper'><CharacterCounter max={2048} text={text} /></div>

Next, edit line 207 and find length(text) > 500 and replace 500 with whatever number you want. It should look like this:

<div className='compose-form__publish-button-wrapper'><Button text={publishText} onClick={this.handleSubmit} disabled={disabled || this.props.is_uploading || length(text) > 2048 || (text.length !== 0 && text.trim().length === 0)} block /></div>

Now, move to the directory app/validators and open file status_length_validator.rb. Go to line 4 and edit MAX_CHARS = 500, replace 500 with whatever number number that you want. It should look like this:

      MAX_CHARS = 2048

Congrats, save the files, execute RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rails assets:precompile and sudo systemctl restart mastodon-*.service. Refresh your browser and you should now have a higher character limit!