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Twitter is testing its upcoming Edit Tweet feature, coming to some Twitter Blue subscribers later in September.
Editable tweets have been a long-requested feature among Twitter’s most vocal users. Currently, when a Tweet is sent, it can only be deleted and resent to change what was said.
The new Edit Tweet feature would allow a user to edit a Tweet “a few times” within 30 minutes. An edited Tweet will be clearly marked as edited with a button that users can press to view the edit history.
Twitter says the time limit and version history play an important role in protecting the integrity of the conversation. Having a publicly accessible record of what was said will keep bad actors in check.
If this feature sounds familiar, it is because Apple is introducing a similar edit function to iMessage in iOS 16. Users will have 30 minutes to make as many as five edits to a message, which will include the history for all recipients to view.
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
Later in September, the test will expand to Twitter Blue subscribers. The test will be localized to a single unspecified country at first and expand.
Twitter Blue is a paid subscription that gives users access to premium features like ad-free articles, thread reader mode, and a send Tweet timer that acts as a buffer to prevent sending typos. It costs $4.99 per month, which was recently increased from $2.99.