Have you previously made a tweet rife with typos and couldn't edit it? Twitter has finally announced that they are currently testing out their most requested feature to date, Edit tweet. Quite similar in some aspects to Microsoft Teams' chat edit tool.
if you see an edited Tweet it's because we're testing the edit button
this is happening and you'll be okay
— Twitter (@Twitter) September 1, 2022
In the next couple of weeks, the Edit tweet feature is going to be available for Twitter Blue subscribers. Once you modify a tweet, it will feature an icon, timestamp, and label. However, during the testing phase, edits on tweets posted will be restricted to 30 minutes after which it will be impossible to make changes. In the next couple of weeks, the Edit tweet feature is going to be available for Twitter Blue subscribers at a monthly fee of $4.99
What's more, despite making edits on a tweet, if other users tap on the label that indicates a tweet has been modified, they will be able to access the Tweet's Edit History which also features previous versions of the tweet including the original one.
According to Twitter:
For context, the time limit and version history play an important role here. They help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said.
We are likely to see the Edit tweet feature reach general availability in the near future but for now, it is limited to a small group to assist them to mitigate any potential issues that may arise as well as provide feedback that will generally help enhance its usability. In other related news, Twitter recently integrated podcasts as part of their newly redesigned Spaces Tab.