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During the test period, users in the test group will be able to edit tweets multiple times within 30 minutes of posting them
Twitter users may soon see some tweets labeled “last edited” as the company begins testing the “edit tweet” feature — the most requested feature internally yet. Twitter will also soon expand the feature’s test base to subscribers of its paid monthly Twitter Blue subscription.
“It’s true: Edit Tweet is being tested internally by our team. The test will initially be extended to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks,” the company said in a blog post.
He added that it’s his most requested feature yet, and even those not part of the test group will be able to see if a tweet has been edited. The Edit feature will allow users to make changes to their tweet after it has been posted. “Think of it as a short period of time where you can do things like fix typos, add missing tags, and more,” according to Twitter.
The US-based firm announced in April this year that it has been working on the editing feature since last year.
Edit within 30 minutes
In testing, users will be able to edit tweets multiple times within 30 minutes of posting them. Edited tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label to let readers know that the original tweet has been edited. Tapping the label takes viewers to the tweet’s edit history, which includes past versions of the tweet.
“Timeout and version history play an important role in context. They help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said,” he added.
A screenshot of the edited tweet on Twitter
Twitter added that like any new feature, the company is intentionally testing Edit Tweet with a smaller group to help us incorporate feedback as we identify and address potential issues. “That includes how people could abuse the feature. You can never be too careful.” it said.
“Later this month, we will expand access to tweet editing for Twitter Blue subscribers. As part of their subscription, they will get early access to the features and help us test them before they come to Twitter,” he said, adding that the test will be localized to one country at first and expand as we learn and see how people use it. Edit a Tweet.