Holy hot d*cks in my a**. Twitter is actually testing out the ability to edit tweets. Actually, for real, not a lie or hoax. Let’s take a look!
Per a blog post, Twitter announced an “Edit Tweet” button is being internally tested before rollout testing to Twitter Blue subscribers:
It’s true: Edit Tweet is being tested by our team internally. The test will then be initially expanded to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks. 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.Twitter
This feature has been one of the most requested features to be added to the social media network literally forever. It’s been a running joke in our mommy show, Front Page Tech for almost a decade as well. It’s actually happening, holy sh*t.
They’ve also announced the Edit Tweet feature in a tweet, imagine that:
They’ve also expounded on how the feature will work in their blog, to clarify how powerful of an ability this will be:
For this test, Tweets will be able to be edited a few times in the 30 minutes following their publication. Edited Tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label so it’s clear to readers that the original Tweet has been modified. Tapping the label will take viewers to the Tweet’s Edit History, which includes past versions of the Tweet.Twitter
The 30 minute limitation is more than reasonable – I definitely see this being used as a fix for bad spelling and grammar, so half an hour is more than enough to do that. Also important is that edited tweets are clearly marked, and it’s good that Twitter is thinking about that as to not allow anyone to abuse the edit. This feature will rollout slowly as Twitter keeps an eye on how users are engaging and writing tweets.
Man, what a monumental day, huh? I mean, this feature should’ve been a thing years ago at this point but whatever… I’m not gonna start complaining now!