Twitter has finally begun testing an Edit Tweet feature. The micro-blogging giant says the functionality will arrive to a small number of Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks before it is expanded to all Premium users.
Premium Twitter users will soon be able to edit tweets
The company hilariously tweeted that an edit button for tweets is currently under testing, and users will “be okay,” likely expecting some backlash. But, a significant number of Twitter users have frequently asked for a way to edit Tweets.
if you see an edited Tweet it's because we're testing the edit button
this is happening and you'll be okay
— Twitter (@Twitter) September 1, 2022
Currently, if you would like to make an addendum to a Tweet, you can either delete it and send a new one or you can reply to the same tweet. While these methods work, the ability to edit Tweets would definitely make the user experience more seamless.
As announced by the company, the feature will allow Tweets to be edited a few times within a timeframe of 30 minutes. In addition to this, users will be able to see if a Tweet has been edited as it will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label.
Users can also tap the label to access the Tweet’s Edit History, including 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.
The company said that the test will expand to Twitter Blue subscribers within the coming weeks. Even if you are not subscribed to Twitter’s paid subscription, you will see be able to see if a Tweet has been edited.
In related news, Twitter recently rolled out “Twitter Circle.” The company describes it as a “new way to Tweet to a smaller crowd.” Similar to Instagram Stories’ Close Friends, Tweets sent specifically to a user’s circle will have a green badge displayed under them. Tweets sent to a circle cannot be Retweeted or shared. In addition, all replies to those specific Tweets will be private.