Twitter announced on Monday that it’s launching the long-awaited edit tweet feature for Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The feature is also coming to Blue subscribers in the United States soon, the social media company said.
Twitter first announced the development of the Twitter edit button earlier in April and started testing it with its internal team last month, saying that it’d gather feedback first to identify any problems before rolling it out to subscribers of its premium service Twitter Blue.
The company said yesterday that the tests went as expected and Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand will now be able to edit their tweets within 30 minutes after posting. They will only be allowed to make modifications a maximum of five times, which is likely a result of Twitter’s efforts to prevent users from abusing the feature.
When a tweet is edited, Twitter will show a pencil icon next to it so that other users can understand the tweet has been changed. In addition, there will also be an edit history so that they can see how it has been modified.
Twitter’s premium service Blue is now available in the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. While the paying customers outside of the US now have access to the Twitter edit button, the company didn’t disclose when the feature will be rolled out to the US users.