Twitter Begins Testing an Edit Button

Twitter has officially started testing an edit button for Twitter Blue subscribers, allowing users to edit their tweets for typos and mistakes even after they've already been published, according to a tweet from the company's official account today.

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Twitter had previously confirmed it was working on an edit button but offered no details on when it may be available to users for testing. According to a Twitter blog post, the new edit button will be available to small groups of Twitter Blue subscribers later this month following "internal testing" at Twitter.

Tweets that have been edited will be clearly marked as edited, and users will be able to see past versions of the tweet. Tweets will remain editable for up to 30 minutes after they've been tweeted.

For this test, Tweets will be able to be edited a few times in the 30 minutes following their publication. Edited Tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label so it's clear to readers that the original Tweet has been modified. Tapping the label will take viewers to the Tweet's Edit History, which includes past versions of the Tweet.

Twitter says testing of the edit button will be "localized to a single country at first" and will expand over time. The company notes it will pay close attention to how the new functionality will "impact the way people read, write, and engage with Tweets."

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Top Rated Comments

marco114 Avatar
23 months ago
I've developed web applications for years and adding something like this shouldn't take years. It would take me maybe a day to program this. They make it like it's some huge achievement. What do people do all day that work at twitter? They've been talking about larger post sizes as well, never happened. FYI: this post is edited lmao
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ponzicoinbro Avatar
23 months ago
Just tweeted that CEO is a nice guy and the company is well run.

Then I edited the tweet because I remember the CEO isn’t nice and the platform is full of bots and that they employed spies.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/09/tech/former-twitter-employee-conviction/index.html
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sparkinstx Avatar
23 months ago
I'd be good with a five minute edit timeout. Sometimes I put brain before fingers, and leave out a word, and just want to go back and add it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexiaa Avatar
23 months ago

My crystal ball is showing me another Blue price increase…
And yet they’re gonna continue making up excuses as to why Twitter Blue doesn’t remove ads.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Complex757 Avatar
23 months ago
What an update?

Should have happen earlier, Twitter has only been around for fifteen years
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xbjllb Avatar
23 months ago
LOL even FB didn't try to make people pay for that feature. And it needs to come with an edit history like FB, so politicians who "revise" their tweets still have the original heinous things they tweeted viewable.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)