280-character tweet limit…Twitter aims to boost

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San Francisco-based Twitter said the new limit, a major shift for the messaging platform known for its 140-character tweets, aims to address “a major cause of frustration” for many users.

Twitter has announced a test project allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters – double the existing limit – in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey fired off what may be one of the first expanded tweets.

A “small group” of users will see the new limits before Twitter decides on rolling out the changes more broadly.