Twitter Announces Test Project Allowing Tweets to be Expanded From 140 to 280 Characters

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. It aims to address a major cause of frustration for many users. Twitter, which became a public company in 2013, has never reported a profit even though it has built a loyal base of celebrities, journalists and political figures.