Thursday September 01, 2022
Twitter will roll out long-awaited edit button to paid subscribers
People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo. Reuters
Twitter is conducting internal tests of the feature to edit and re-edit tweets, and the social networking platform said in a statement that it intends to make this feature available in the coming weeks.
Editing or editing the tweet will be available for a period of 30 minutes after it has been posted.
According to Twitter, edited Tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and tag, until it's clear that the original Tweet has been modified.
The platform confirmed that clicking on that tag will allow viewers to go to the tweet's edit history, which includes the previous versions.
In a statement, the Twitter platform announced that it is testing the tweet-editing feature, which is initially scheduled to be expanded to include Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks.
Given the importance of the feature, which received great interaction from the twitterati, the platform decided to inform its pioneers of the latest developments in this feature so far, in addition to drawing their attention about the possibility of knowing whether a tweet was subject to modification even if they were not in the test group.
What is the feature to edit tweets?
Through the new â€œEdit Tweetsâ€ feature, users will be able to make adjustments to their tweets after they have published, by giving them the opportunity to correct spelling errors or mention other accounts, among others.
Tweets can be edited multiple times within 30 minutes after they are posted.
Edited Tweets will appear with an icon indicating when and when the edit was made, with a label showing readers that the original Tweet was edited.
Clicking on the label will take viewers to a Tweet edit history, which includes previous versions of the Tweet.
An edit time limit and access to an archive of edited versions play an important role, as they help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly available history of everything mentioned in the Tweet.
Testing the tweet editing feature
As it used to before, the platform is keen to test the tweet editing feature with a small group of Twitterati to help them limit observations and identify potential problems so that they can be resolved.
The notes include the need to be careful when using the feature by users to ensure optimal use by them.
Later this month, the platform will expand the testing by providing access to the tweet editing feature to Twitter Blue subscribers, as they will have access before others to the new features offered by Twitter, as part of their service subscriptions, and help them test it.
The choice will expand in the future to include other countries, while the company monitors the extent to which the users interact with it.
A flexible style that meets the aspirations of the Twitterati
In light of the launch of the tweet editing feature, the platform is looking to make tweeting easier and more attractive to platform users so that they are able to participate in conversations in a flexible manner, and this confirms Twitter's commitment to work on continuous improvement of this feature, to meet the aspirations of the tweeters and raise the level and quality of their tweets.