Twitter has started testing the long-awaited edit button for Twitter Blue subscribers. Finally, users will soon be able to fix their tweets from mistakes and typos after posting on the platform. The company stated in a blog post on Thursday that testing will be expanded to cover certain subscribers “in the coming weeks”.
The San Francisco-based company notes that users’ tweets will be able to be modified a few times 30 minutes after posting. Any edited tweets will show an edit icon with a timestamp and label for users to identify the modified tweet. Tapping the label will show users the editing history of the tweet and past versions as well.
“It’s true: Edit Tweet is being tested by our team internally. The test will then be initially expanded to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks. Given that this is our most requested feature to date, we wanted to both update you on our progress and give you and a heads up that, even if you’re not in a test group, everyone will still be able to see if a Tweet has been edited.”
Furthermore, the company notes that the test will be “localized” to a single country at first then expand its availability as they receive feedback on how the feature will be used. Twitter announced that the edit button is in development back in April and previewed how users will be able to edit their tweets.
Twitter’s official page tweeted the announcement as something to look forward to soon. The platform tells users that “this is happening and you’ll be okay”:
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