Twitter has finally started rolling out its long-awaited edit button after months of beta testing.
The new feature, which gives users the ability to edit their own posted tweets within a 30-minute window, is limited to Twitter Blue subscribers for now.
Twitter’s premium subscription service is currently only available in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – at a monthly cost of $4.99 / AU$4.49 – but is expected to launch in more countries in the near future. .
While the new edit button gives Twitter Blue users the option to fix embarrassing mistakes, regular Twitter users can identify edited tweets via a handy ‘last edit’ label (which appears next to a pencil icon bold).
Hello, this is a test to make sure the edit button works, we will let you know how it wentSeptember 29, 2022
By clicking on this ‘last edit’ label, anyone can see a tweet’s edit history (i.e. what changes were made and when), which is presumably Twitter’s solution to maintaining transparency between paying and non-paying users. .
The first edited tweet (see above) was sent by the company’s official Twitter Blue account. The original tweet read “this is a test to make sure the edit button works”, but it was later edited to read “this is a test to make sure the edit button works, we’ll let you know how it went”.
The previous version of the tweet now has a label that says “There is a new version of this tweet. See Latest Tweet” for clarity.
In addition to editable tweets, Twitter Blue gives subscribers more UI customization options, ad-free articles, and the ability to undo tweets via a 60-second countdown timer.
For more Twitter-related content, read why the Twitter edit button isn’t really the feature most people want it to be, or check out our list of three Twitter alternatives if you’re thinking about ditching the service.