Twitter says it is currently testing the “Edit Tweet” feature internally and will be available to Twitter Blue subscribers in the weeks to come. Twitter Blue already offers an “undo” button, among other not-so-useful features, so now the paying customers have one more button to avoid trouble.
Here’s how the “Edit Tweet” button will work
How do you edit a tweet, you may ask? Well, the rules are simple. There is a 30-minute window, if you want, edit the tweet within that time frame, or you will be left with an option to delete it.
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.” Quite necessary, since the internet has heavily expressed its concerns around the “edit” feature on Twitter, which has been an hot-bed for controversies.
Time to renew your Twitter Blue subscription, maybe? You can, but sadly Twitter Blue is not yet available in India. Twitter Blue is currently available only in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
Rumours were rife that the feature would initially be a part of the Twitter Blue subscription, and the same has happened. However, whether it will be an ‘early’ or “exclusive” feature for Twitter Blue is unknown. Furthermore, the firm has not said a word about if it plans to bring the “Edit Tweet” to its 237.8 million unpaid or “monetizable” users.