There will soon be a Twitter Edit button. The cheesiest and longest-running complaint in tech bro social media history may now come to an end.
Twitter said this morning that they are internally testing the new Edit button, which they before confirmed was in the works, and that it’ll start developing out to users this month. As the “most requested feature” of Twitter, this seems like kind of a big deal.
To access Twitter’s Edit button in the coming weeks, As a Twitter Blue subscriber, you will get these features and perks for the monthly price of CAD $3.49 or AUD $4.49. I guess that it’ll still be a Twitter Blue feature, but Twitter sort of leaves open the chance that Blue users will just test it first before it develops.
For Twitter Blue users, the initial batch of test subscribers will be “localized to a single country at first and develop as we learn and watch how people use Edit Tweet,” Twitter said in its statement. They didn’t say what that country is. They suggested subscribing and depending on notifications for the @TwitterBlue account.
So how Edit button work on Twitter?
- An Edit button does let you make changes to your Tweet after it has been posted
- You only have 30 minutes to tap the Edit button
- You can edit a Tweet a “few times” during that 30-minute
- Edited Tweets will get a unique icon, timestamp, and label so that everyone knows it has been edited
- If you tap that Icon, you’ll get to see a Tweet’s history, including the original
That all makes a lot of meaning if like Twitter says, we are trying to “protect the integrity of the discussion.” Looking forward to testing it.
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