Twitter Edit Button Launching For Paid Users, Will Let You Edit Tweets Within 30 Minutes Of Posting

Twitter Edit Button Launching For Paid Users, Will Let You Edit Tweets Within 30 Minutes Of Posting

Twitter Blue subscribers would be able to access the highly anticipated Twitter Edit button later this month when it launches. This would be the first time that Twitter would make the edit button available as a paid feature, after years of debate about whether such a feature should be added to Twitter or not. Twitter is hoping that with the availability of Edit Tweet, tweeting on the platform would feel “more approachable” and “less stressful”. 

“So what is Edit Tweet, you ask? Great question. Edit Tweet is a feature that lets people make changes to their Tweet after it’s been published. Think of it as a short period of time to do things like fix typos, add missed tags, and more,”the micro-blogging site wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

“Edit Tweet is being tested by our team internally. The test will then be initially expanded to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks. Given that this is our most requested feature to date, we wanted to both update you on our progress and give you and a heads up that, even if you’re not in a test group, everyone will still be able to see if a Tweet has been edited,” the company added.

What is Edit Tweet

During the test, Tweets will be able to be edited a few times in the 30 minutes following their publication. Edited Tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label so it’s clear to readers that the original Tweet has been modified. Tapping the label will take viewers to the Tweet’s Edit History, which includes past versions of the Tweet.For context, the time limit and version history play an important role here — they help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said.

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Who tests Edit Tweet feature

Like any new feature, the Edit Tweet feature is being tested with a smaller group to help Twitter incorporate feedback while identifying and resolving potential issues — this includes how people might misuse the feature. 

“Later this month, we’ll be expanding Edit Tweet access to Twitter Blue subscribers. As part of their subscription, they receive early access to features and help us test them before they come to Twitter. The test will be localized to a single country at first and expand as we learn and observe how people use Edit Tweet. We’ll also be paying close attention to how the feature impacts the way people read, write, and engage with Tweets,” the micro-blogging site noted.