Thanks to years of consumer requests, Twitter finally to years of consumer requests. The company will launch the feature later this month and shared a test tweet with a “Last edited” timestamp.
“If you see an edited Tweet, we’re testing the edit button. This is happening, and you’ll be OK,” the company tweeted.
When one clicks on the timestamp, it will take them to the tweet version history, which shows the original tweet and all modifications made.
Tweets will be unrestricted to edit a few times in the 30 minutes after posting. Edited tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and link to their “Edit History” to “protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said,” the company said in its blog.
well well well, look what we’ve been testing… pic.twitter.com/a8fND4xqMM
— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) September 1, 2022
Once the edit tweet feature is ready for consumers, the company will make I’ve to Twitter Blue, which is a $4.99 monthly subscription service. It is only available in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
As for other existing perks of Twitter Blue, users get UI customization options, like ad-free articles, and an undo-tweet option that lets you delete tweets before posting them due to a countdown timer.
The company’s co-founder and former chief executive had said it would probably never provide an edit button. But in April, when Elon Musk was planning on buying the company, he posted a Twitter poll in which 73.6% of the 4.4 million respondents said they wanted one.
Some claim it is unnecessary or contrary to the spirit of the platform.