Twitter’s edit button

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Twitter (TWTR) may be in a brawl with Elon Musk, but the platform is taking a recommendation from a poll once conducted by the billionaire. In the new test, the company is exploring giving users the ability to edit their tweets on the service.

“It’s true: Edit Tweet is being tested by our team internally,” the company declared, adding the feature will then be expanded first to customers on its Twitter Blue subscription service later in September. “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. We’re hoping that, with the availability of Edit Tweet, Tweeting will feel more approachable and less stressful.”

In its current test, users will be able to edit tweets just a few times in the 30 minutes following publication. Edited tweets will feature an icon, timestamp and label to indicate it has been modified, and viewers will be able to click through to an edit history that displays past versions to prevent misinformation.

Go deeper: Twitter Blue subscriptions are currently available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is priced regionally based on a U.S. cost of $4.99 per month, which was raised from a previous $2.99 in July. Other features included in the service involve a customizable navigation bar, bookmark folders, an undo feature, and lists of top articles.


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