Snippet Tool - Text Limitation Removal

The Text Limitation - As you're aware there is a limitation in how much text you can include in the body of a snippet. This is disappointing as there may be paragraphs you send quite often that don't necessarily qualify to be a template. For example, we have a variety of plans each with their own unique product offerings. A snippet would be a helpful tool for quickly inserting the cost of a specific plan plus it's lineup of products. The text limitation prevents this ability.

HubSpot updates
Status updated to: Delivered
Jan 31, 2020

Status updated to: In Planning
Jan 22, 2020

Hi Community,

 

Totally hear you! This limit was created a long time ago and it's been a long time coming for us to update this. Some good news, we are planning to increase the character limit in snippets from 500 characters to 2500 characters. Once this is queued up it should not take much development time to update. 

 

I will update here once we have made the change!

 

- Glen

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Status updated to: Delivered
HubSpot Product Team

Hi Community! 

 

We've now increased the character limit of snippets from 500 to 2500 characters.

 

Best,

Glen

Status updated to: Delivered
HubSpot Product Team
 
Occasional Contributor

Wonderful thank you.

Occasional Contributor

Much appreciated! Though, any chance it could be longer? I have a 9,500 character list of Terms and Conditions I need to add to every contract. 

Occasional Contributor

R10,

In those cases you should use the Email template.

Occasional Contributor

Hi Geoffww,
Where can I find that? I assumed I only had access to snippets when filling out the purchase terms field in a quote. We need the text on this form, signed by the client, it can't just be in an email body.
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Occasional Contributor

Templates are only available in the email composing window.  You could break up your 9500 text body in 4 snippets.  Terms and Conditions part 1, part 2 etc.

Occasional Contributor

@glencornell  You had mentioned the limit is now 2,500 characters (as of Jan 31); I am able to create snippets that long, but I can not send them - not sure if anyone else is experiencing this issue:

 

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New Contributor

Why 2500 marks limit? Would it be easier to just get rid of the limit as a whole? 

Regular Contributor

Hi @glencornell 

 

With 2500 they will continue to be few characters ... it would take at least 10,000 to make it fully functional

 

For example, in quotes, the only way to load info quickly and easily, to avoid any mistake from sales users, is to use snippets

 

In the quotes we need to add the terms and conditions of the service order. And it's like a contract practically. It's like 8500 characters approx

 

Is this possible? If not, what other possible solution to this problem can you think of?

Occasional Contributor

@jpalarcon - A paid solution that works well is Textexpander. License per user, great functionality, easy to use. A free alternative is AutoHotKey which is a way to create your own "scripts". Basically, if I type !sig AHK automatically includes my formatted signature anywhere at any time as long as the script is running in the background. I am not a coder myself but was able to learn how to use and set up AHK. Time is money though and learning this took some time so this might not suite everyone.

 - Otto

Regular Contributor

Hi @OttoMFP !

 

Thanks for your suggestions!

 

The reality is that adding an additional cost just for this does not make sense. It should be part of the tool. In itself, Husbpot quotes lack several things in general.

 

Doing a quick review of these tools that you mentioned, the biggest drawback is that I lose control of the content that needs to be loaded, in case it needs to be updated, for example.

 

From what I've been reading, I'm going to test if sales people correctly use multiple snippets to load this info.
But I also think that Hubspot should considerably increase the number of characters. I see that there are several of us who have this problem.

 

Thx!

 

Cheers!

Occasional Contributor

Hey HubSpot,

Any chance you can action or reply to this? It has been here since ‎Oct 27, 2017 and I can't see how it can't be a simple fix.