Twitter’s long awaited Edit Tweet feature is finally coming to its platform, the social media giant announced today.
Twitter edit button, which was first unveiled earlier in April, is currently being tested by Twitter’s internal team and will soon be made available to the subscribers of its premium service Twitter Blue, the company said in a blog post.
For the tests, users will be able to edit tweets a few times within 30 minutes of posting. When a tweet is edited, it will include a label which will let other users when and how it was changed. By clicking the button, users will be able to see the previous versions of that tweet.
Twitter said that it’s purposefully testing the feature with a smaller group in order to collect feedback and spot any possible problems. ‘’This includes how people might misuse the feature. You can never be too careful,’’ added the company.
The initial tests of the Twitter edit button will be launched to paying customers in a single market first, then it will be expanded to other countries as the company analyses how it’s used and affects the user experience.
‘’We’re hoping that, with the availability of Edit Tweet, Tweeting will feel more approachable and less stressful’’, the company added. ‘’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.’’