People have been crying out for a way to edit tweets for years now, perhaps ever since Twitter’s inception. And now there finally is one. In testing.
Still, that’s a huge step for Twitter, and the edit button is expected to be released more widely before the end of this month. Only in this case “more widely” means to those who subscribe to Twitter Blue, the $4.99 per month service that gives access to premium features.
It’s also where you can get early access to new features, like the upcoming edit button. The test will be “localized to a single country at first” and expand later as Twitter learns how people use it. The company promises to pay “close attention to how the feature impacts the way people read, write, and engage with” tweets. In case you’re wondering, the “single country” wasn’t named, so your guess is as good as ours.
An edited tweet looks as you can see in the screenshot above, and even if you’re not in the test group, or you don’t subscribe to Twitter Blue, you’ll still be able to see if a tweet has been edited – in fact, everyone will.