Twitter Testing Out 280 Characters; Only Small Group of Accounts Part of Experiment

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If you use Twitter you may be part of a select few who can now use 280 characters to post a tweet.

If you were struggling to fit your tweet into the allotted space of 140 characters, you're in luck — Twitter is experimenting with doubling that amount. The social media company announced Tuesday that it was testing tweets as long as 280 characters, double the previous amount of 140. However, the feature is only available to a select few at the moment. In a blog post, Twitter explained it wants every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so they're doing something new and trying out a longer limit. The company feels the change will be positive, it just wants to to test the change out with a small group of people before deciding whether or not to launch it to everyone. - Pat Siedlecki with files from TIME Magazine

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