Twitter’s edit button was long overdue, with users seeking and even demanding the feature for years prior to its release. To make sure the edit button is functioning properly, Twitter Blue tweeted “this is a test, we’ll let you know how it goes.”
Twitter has begun rolling out the update to a subset of its Twitter Blue users throughout the world. What an altered tweet would look like was also displayed. Following the first tweet that has been modified, a pencil icon will display, accompanied by a timestamp. Clicking on the “last modified” label also provides access to a version history, where you can view the first tweet.
this is a test to make sure the edit button works, we’ll let you know how it goes
— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) September 29, 2022
The Twitter Blue program’s paid users will be the first to receive the update. Users that shell out money to use Twitter’s premium features are known as “Twitter Blue” subscribers. These are the businesses, influencers, and other power users who rely on Twitter to make money.
Beautifully done. Now lemme try
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 29, 2022
Users are thrilled by the new function, but they also hope it will eventually become available to those who don’t pay for the service. Users who aren’t a member of Twitter Blue may eventually get access to this service, according to unsubstantiated rumours. There is concern that Twitter will eventually restrict the ability to modify Tweets to its premium service, Twitter Blue.
looks like it’ll be a paid feature for a while at least but at least they’re implementing it alright https://t.co/AsZp416mO4 pic.twitter.com/Z2zvyZtkGo
— codfish 🧶 (@codfish246) September 30, 2022
Monthly subscriptions to Twitter Blue cost 4.99 (about Rs 400) in countries such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
To clarify, once a tweet has been posted, the user will have 30 minutes to go back and make changes to it. The tweet can be edited an unlimited number of times inside the first 30 minutes. When a user opens a tweet that has been changed, they will have the ability to view its revision history, which details who made which changes and when.
Instead than allowing users to update their tweets whenever they wish, Twitter has instituted a 30-minute restriction to prevent frequent changes to the context of a message.