Twitter announced Thursday that it is testing an “edit” button feature in the U.S.
The company released a statement Thursday noting the feature would be available to the platform’s team first and then to “Twitter Blue” subscribers. “Twitter Blue” is a subscription service a user can purchase in exchange for new features.
“Given that this is our most requested feature to date, we wanted to both update you on our progress and give you a heads up that, even if you’re not in a test group, everyone will still be able to see if a Tweet has been edited,” the statement said.
Unlike Facebook or Instagram, where users can edit a post at any time, Twitter will limit editing functionality.
“Think of it as a short period of time to do things like fix typos, add missed tags, and more,” Twitter continued. “For this test, Tweets will be able to be edited a few times in the 30 minutes following their publication.”
Additionally, all users will be able to see when a tweet has been modified.
“Edited Tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label so it’s clear to readers that the original Tweet has been modified,” the company added. “Tapping the label will take viewers to the Tweet’s Edit History, which includes past versions of the Tweet.”
Twitter attempted to add humor to its announcement by tweeting that users who don’t like the feature will “be okay.”
“[I]f you see an edited Tweet it's because we're testing the edit button,” the tweet read. “[T]his is happening and you'll be okay.”
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