Oh and here’s a tiny scoop: Twitter is planning to begin the public test of editing tweets on Wednesday 9/21, per i… https://t.co/7ht5SBmKj4
— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) 1663271716000
Twitter, at the beginning of September, had announced that it was testing the “Edit Tweet” feature internally and that it would be made available to Twitter Blue subscribers in the weeks to come. Twitter Blue already comes with an “undo” button and the edit tweet button gives Twitter Blue users in select countries a privilege normal users don’t have, at least for some time from now. Twitter Blue is currently available only in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia and has not come to India yet. After New Zealand, the microblogging platform is very likely to introduce it in the US, Canada and Australia.
With the help of this feature, users will be able to make changes to their tweets within 30 minutes of posting them. And the changes would be reportedly done only five times during that period but that’s not yet confirmed.
Your followers will know if the tweet was edited
For those who follow you, the edited tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label, clearly stating that the tweet has been edited. If someone ends up tapping the timestamp, they will be able to see the complete edit history of the tweet. Twitter says that the time limit and version history helps “protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said.”