A couple of months ago we informed you that Twitter was finally working on the requested function of editing tweets. Well, from today anyone can see if a post has been modified, although not everyone can modify it.
Through a post on its blog, Twitter confirmed that the feature of viewing edited tweets is now available to all users, who can now see a new message at the bottom of the text showing what times it was edited and also review the complete edit history. Unfortunately, at least for the moment, only Twitter employees have access to the feature, which later this month will be expanded to some Twitter Blue users.
if you see an edited Tweet it’s because we’re testing the edit button
this is happening and you’ll be okay
– Twitter (@Twitter) September 1, 2022
At this stage of testing, users can only edit tweets a couple of times during the first 30 minutes of their post, basically to correct grammatical or spelling errors. This restriction, along with the history, are necessary details, the company explained:
“To provide context: the time limit and version history play an important role here. Both help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said.”
We still don’t know how much longer it will take for the edit button to reach the vast majority of Twitter users, but the simple fact that everyone can already see edited tweets puts it closer to the population than ever.