Twitter users have had to wait more than a decade to be able to edit their tweets. The long-awaited edit button does seem to be nearly complete, as the platform has published its first edited tweet.
While Twitter has yet to announce a release date for the edit button, a most recently edited tweet gives us an idea of how it would function. [UPDATE from Oct. 3rd, 2022]: Twitter officially rolled out the tweet Edit button to Twitter Blue subscribers on Oct 3rd, but only in select countries. According to Twitter, Twitter Blue members located in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand will have access to the “Edit Tweet” feature starting today. The company also mentioned the US country, meaning the next phase will be rolled out in the US country.
An edited tweet will display the “Last edited” time and date at the bottom of the post, as shown in the test tweet above. Users can see the entire edit history of the tweet, including all previous versions, by clicking on the “Last edited” timestamp and date.
Here’s how it looks (edited version of above tweet):
Twitter also didn’t specify how many changes the new feature will allow and how carefully it will track version changes. We also don’t know if users will be able to hide or delete their tweets’ edit history. [UPDATE from Oct. 3rd, 2022]: There’s also a limit to the number of times each tweet can be edited, and Twitter will show a history of previous versions of that tweet. Third-party Twitter clients using the new API v2 will also have access to the metadata of edited tweets.
In any case, when the edit button goes live, it will first be available to Twitter Blue users. Twitter Blue is a subscription from Twitter that users can subscribe to it and try out under-the-hood features ahead of its public release. It was first launched in Australia and Canada later its debut in the USA and New Zealand. Recently, Twitter increased the price of its Blue subscription by $2, read our article HERE.