Monday, December 4

Twitter launches in tests the option to edit messages

Twitter has just announced that it is testing the option to edit tweets with some users. Until now, the messages on that social network could not be edited, so the errors persisted unless the user deleted the message. As announced in June, the company relents and announces that some test users will be able to edit messages. At the moment the company’s staff can already do it.

The ‘Edit Tweet’ feature allows people to make changes after the message has been posted. It is “a short period of time to do things like correct typos, add missing tags and more,” they say from the company.

For this test, tweets may be edited a couple of times within 30 minutes of posting. They will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label to make it clear to readers that the original tweet has been modified. Tapping the tag will take readers to the tweet’s edit history, which includes previous versions of the tweet.

“For context, the time limit and version history play a big part here. They help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said.”

Who is going to try ‘Edit Tweet’?

Currently only the internal Twitter team and select users can use this feature. At the end of the month, access will be extended to Twitter Blue subscribers (a paid version of the social network with more features and that is only available in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). In principle, the trial period will be located in a single country.

“We hope that with the availability of Edit Tweet, tweets will be more accessible and less stressful. You should be able to participate in the conversation in a way that makes sense to you, and we will continue to work to make it easy for you to do so.