Last updated on 20th September, 2022
Social media giant Twitter on Thursday 1st September 2022 announced that its testing an edit button for tweets. I know this would bring so much joy to Twitter users as this is one of the most requested features since the app was launched in 2006. As there has been no known remedy to make corrections on typos or errors after a tweet has been posted.
Twitter confirmed in a blog post that the rollout for the feature has begun as its already being tested internally and would be released not for free but to users of Twitter Blue . Twitter Blue is a monthly subscription that gives the most engaged people on Twitter exclusive access to premium features.
“If you see an edited tweet it’s because we’re testing the edit button,” the company’s official account tweeted. “This is happening and you’ll be okay.” They added.
Twitter revealed that the ability to edit tweets would be granted but the number of times would be would be limited. Users have only up to 30 minutes to make changes to a tweet after it has been posted.
This feature will enable Twitter Blue subscribers edit their tweets , rearrange attached media, add and remove tags all within 30 minutes after a tweet is published. Edited or Updated tweets would be labelled with an icon notifying that they have been modified.
Other users would gain access to the history of changes made on a tweet.
The feature will become available to subscribers of Twitter Blue, in Canada, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, for testing as early as late September. Although there’s no given date on when the feature would be accessible to non-Twitter Blue subscribers of the Social media platform, the company however did mention of its plans to expand the edit button feature to other regions across the world as they learn about how people use and adapt to the feature. With that said, the possibility that this feature will be rolled out to all users in the future is bound to happen.