After a month of testing with a small group, the new “Edit Tweet” option is now available to Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS and Android in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The company announced that the feature will be available in the United States soon.
[Update: the Edit Tweet feature is now also available to Twitter Blue subscribers in the United States.]
In 2021, the micro-blogging platform introduced a new paid tier “Twitter Blue” which offers subscribers exclusive features like Undo Tweet, Reader Mode, Bookmark folders, and personalization options.
Recently, Twitter Blue increased the monthly subscription fee by 66%, from $2.99 per month to $4.99 per month. The company explained that the increase in price would allow it to offer new features to subscribers.
Twitter Blue’s Edit Tweet feature shows users’ edit history
According to the shared clips of the new feature by Twitter Support, Twitter Blue subscribers can access the “Edit Tweet” by tapping on the three dots menu to spell correct, tag, or make other revisions to a posted tweet.
The new option appears along with Delete Tweet, Pin to your profile, Change who can replay, and Add/remove from lists. Edited tweets appear with a new pen icon to show that the content has been revised and more importantly, the feature comes with an edit history by tapping on the “Last edited” option.
To be able to view edit history is very important to hold people accountable if they spread hateful, or misinformation.
Users of free Twitter like me, have been asking a the edit button for years now. And it seems unlikely that the company is going to introduce it on the free version of the app to incentivize users to subscribe to paid versions like Twitter Blue and Spaces for Super Follow creators.
Recently, Twitter introduced TikTok-like full-screen vertical videos on the iOS app to make video discovery easier on the platform. Previously, the company began testing TikTok-like ‘Quote Tweet with reaction’ feature on iOS as well. Seems like TikTok’s success has driven many apps to copy its format including Instagram, Snapchat, and others.