Twitter begins testing edit button

Twitter begins testing edit button
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Twitter has officially begun testing an edit feature, the social media company revealed in a blog post.

Edit Tweet is currently being tested internally, but will roll out to Twitter Blue users “in the coming weeks”.

Twitter Blue is Twitter’s paid subscription service that offers additional premium features like bookmark folders, custom navigation, and Undo Tweet.

For the test, tweets are only able to be edited “a few times” in the 30 minutes following a tweet’s publication, and edited tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label “so it’s clear to readers that the original tweet has been modified”.

Tapping the label will take users to the tweet’s edit history, where they can see past versions of the tweet.

An edit button has been the most-requested feature, according to Twitter, with figures such as Elon Musk lobbying for its inclusion before he began attempting to back out of his deal to purchase the company.

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