Twitter just changed the rules of tweeting.
The company is now testing a change that doubles Twitter’s character limit for “a small group” of accounts. It’s not clear when the change will roll out more broadly.
Under the test, users will be able to send tweets of up to 280 characters at a time. Those who are not part of the initial test will be able to see and interact with the longer tweets as they normally would.
As it often does with significant new features, Twitter says it will use the test to get feedback and, if necessary, make tweaks based on users’ responses to the change. It’s not clear how long this process will take, but the intention seems to be to eventually make the feature a permanent fixture. Read more…