It’s possible that tweets will soon have an edit function. According to a blog post by Twitter, the company is actively testing this functionality so that it can be made available to users. The platform has announced that the feature is currently in testing with a limited audience and will be released in the near future. However, not everyone will be able to use the editing function. The whole picture is laid out below.
Twitter has announced that it will soon allow users to edit their tweets, though only up to a certain character count. To begin, after a tweet has been posted, the author will have 30 minutes to edit it. You will only have five opportunities to make changes to each tweet within the given time limit, and the platform will not allow you to save your changes.
The fact that you’ve altered your tweet is also easily discoverable. According to Twitter’s official announcement, “Edited Tweets” will now include a label, time stamp, and icon. That way, it’s crystal clear to everyone that the original Tweet was changed. The company explained that by tapping the label, users can access the Tweet’s Edit History, where they can see any and all revisions made to the post.
There will be some users who can’t access this feature. According to Twitter’s official announcement, only Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to use the new feature at launch. There is currently no confirmation as to when this will also be available to customers who do not subscribe to Blue. As the company gains more insight into how users are interacting with the edit button, it plans to roll it out to additional regions. So, eventually, it will trickle down to everyone.
Unfortunately, Indian users are unable to subscribe to Twitter Blue. This function is currently limited to the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. When this will be available in other markets like India is currently unknown.
In case you haven’t heard, a Twitter Blue membership grants you access to special premium features and enhances your experience on the service for a monthly fee. The functionality here is strikingly similar to that of Telegram. The messaging service only recently began offering a paid tier that includes access to additional features like larger file uploads, faster download speeds, and more.