Edit Tweet Feature Finally in Internal Testing as Company Plans Official Roll Out Later This Month
A while back we reported that Twitter was going to introduce the edit button with their paid subscription service, Twitter Blue. Finally, Twitter has started testing the Edit Tweet feature. Edited Tweets also show the last edited time, notifying users of the same.
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 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.
During the internal testing, participants will be able to edit their tweets for up to 30 minutes, after the publication of the original Tweet. Edited tweets will be labeled with an edited icon, and a timestamp indicating the change. Users can also tap the label to view the Tweet’s edit history. According to Twitter, “the time limit and version history play an important role here. They help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said.”
As stated earlier, the edit feature is still in internal testing, and only available to a very small group. Twitter will collect feedback from this group to further identify and resolve potential issues. But the company does plan to roll out the edit feature to Twitter Blue subscribers by the end of this month.
Twitter Blue is a subscription service introduced by the platform last year. The subscription gives users access to many exclusive features such as a bookmarks folder, undo Tweet, reader mode, extra color themes and much more. The subscription was initially priced at $3 per month, but was recently revised to $5 per month. As of now, Twitter Blue is only available in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.