In the upcoming weeks, Twitter will roll out an edit tweet button to Twitter Blue subscribers, the social media platform announced in a press statement today (Sept. 1st, 2022).
Twitter users have long awaited this option to edit their tweets after they are posted to correct mistakes like typos. These demands have given rise to internet jokes suggesting that Twitter would prefer to release any other product, such as newsletters, before implementing its most popular feature request.
Tweets will soon be able to be edited “a few times” within 30 minutes of publication for Twitter Blue subscribers who pay $4.99 a month, according to a blog post from Twitter.
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(UPDATE on Sept. 7th, 2022 at 4:32 pm IST — Twitter will let users edit their tweets up to five times within 30 minutes of publishing, as noted by TechCrunch on Sept. 7th.)
Almost all other social networking sites, including Reddit, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram from Meta Platform, have features that let users modify posts.
Edited tweets will display a timestamp and an icon to indicate when they were last edited. Users will be able to check the edit history and prior versions of a post by clicking on the label of an edited tweet.
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Many versions of an edit button have been tried out by Twitter. The company’s paid monthly subscription, Twitter Blue, offers users access to a feature that holds tweets for up to one minute so they can review them and “undo” them before they are sent.
A representative for Twitter responded when asked if the edit button will eventually be accessible to all users, saying the company was testing it to “anticipate what might happen if we bring it to everyone.”