Twitter Finally Tests an Edit Button but It’s Only for Twitter Blue Subscribers

05 September 2022
by Archie Williamson
1 min
Twitter Finally Tests an Edit Button but It’s Only for Twitter Blue Subscribers

Twitter users will soon be able to make changes to tweets for a short time after publishing them, following the introduction of a new “edit” button.

Twitter announced late last week that it was finally bringing one of the most requested features to the platform as it attempts to make conversations “less stressful” for users.

Unfortunately for people in the UK, the edit button is only rolling out to Twitter Blue, a paid service currently unavailable in the region.

Subscribers in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be able to edit a tweet during a 30-minute window after it has been published.

Other users will be able to see that a tweet has been edited, via an icon, timestamp and history log.

Twitter says it wanted a record of the changes made accessible to users in order to “protect the integrity” of conversations on the platform.

The company added in a statement: “You should be able to participate in the conversation in a way that makes sense to you and we’ll keep working on ways that make it feel effortless to do just that.”

Users have long called for an edit button to correct mistakes and add more information.

The current workaround is more cumbersome, requiring users to delete a tweet entirely and then publish a new one, which can affect reach and engagement, especially for social media marketers.

However, some may be disappointed that the edit button is locked behind a $4.99 (£4.33) per month service, which is only available in several countries including the US and Canada.

That said, Twitter’s co-founder had previously stated that the launch of an edit button was very unlikely, so its arrival in any form will be welcome news for many.


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