Twitter reinvents Edit Tweet

The Twitter team is internally testing Edit Tweet. In the upcoming weeks, the test's initial audience will include Twitter Blue subscribers. Given the fact that this is the most requested feature till date, Twitter informed its users on its development in a blog post and let them know that everyone, even those who are not part of the test group, will be able to see whether a Tweet has been altered.

After a Tweet has been published, users can edit it using the Edit Tweet function. It will be a brief period of time to address things like edit typos, add missed tags, and more.

For this test, Tweets can be modified a few times within the first 30 minutes of going live. Edited Tweets will have an emblem, a timestamp, and a label to make it apparent to readers that they have been changed from the original Tweet. Viewers can access the Tweet's edit history, which contains earlier iterations of the Tweet, by tapping the label.

The time restriction and version history are significant in this situation. They produce a public record of the conversation and aid in maintaining its integrity.

Just as in the creation of  any new function, Twitter is purposefully testing Edit Tweet with a smaller group in order to collect feedback and spot and address any potential problems. This includes any potential abuse of the feature.

Later this month, Twitter will provide Twitter Blue subscribers more access to the Edit Tweet feature. The test will initially be limited to one nation before being localised to more as the platform gains knowledge and experience with Edit Tweet usage.


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