Twitter’s edit button is finally starting to roll out
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(Pocket-lint) – The most requested feature of all time has finally arrived. At least, if you follow Twitter Blue in Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
But fear not, this long-awaited feature will soon be available in the US and other markets.
Twitter announced it was working on the feature in April this year, and then in early September we saw the platform testing the feature publicly.
If you see an edited Tweet, it’s because we’re testing the edit button
. It’s in progress and everything will be fine –
Twitter (@Twitter) September 1, 2022
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Twitter Blue subscribers in supported regions can edit tweets within the first 30 minutes of posting and can make up to five edits in this window.
For the sake of transparency, a timestamp indicating “last modified” is displayed. By clicking on it, users can view the complete edit history of the tweet.
Many Twitter users have expressed concerns about the power of an edit button, fearing it will change how Twitter works as a platform. The timestamp and brief edit window are measures taken to limit its misuse.
There are also other limitations. Currently, you won’t be able to edit threads, replies, retweets, super follow tweets, pinned tweets, or those created using third-party apps.
This feature is still in the testing phase and can be accessed through the Labs section of Twitter Blue. It stands to reason that if the tests are found to be successful, we could see the feature expand to all Twitter users in the future.
Written by Luke Baker.