This Is How Edited Tweets Will Appear For Twitter Followers: When Will Edit Feature Launch?

This Is How Edited Tweets Will Appear For Twitter Followers: When Will Edit Feature Launch?

Twitter’s work on its newest feature – the edit button is still ongoing. Interestingly, Several people last month had already spotted the in-development “Edit Tweet” menu option. However, users still don’t yet know how edited tweets would look to people viewing them on Twitter, or if the edited tweet’s original text could still be read. Now, it seems as though Twitter is going to highlight that tweets have been edited.

Jane Machun Wong’s findings

As per the reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, the Edit Tweet button will just allow users to create a new tweet with different content. But to ensure that Twitter users know the tweet has been changed from the original, a label as well as an icon of a small pen or pencil are going to appear at the bottom of the tweet. The label’s text will simply read “Edited.” And if a user then decides to click on the word “Edited,” they’ll be taken to the tweet’s edit history.

30 minute editing window at first

Wong also noted that as of right now, users will only have 30 minutes to make tweet edits. That’s a bit longer than what is needed to quickly correct a typo spotted— something Twitter’s subscription service Twitter Blue is already allowing its users to do. It is also long enough to make some clarifications or reword a tweet that could be blowing up and going viral for all the wrong reasons.

Edit Tweet feature is in the early stages of development

The feature appears to be in the early stages of development. When asked for a comment, Twitter confirmed that Wong’s latest findings are indeed a part of the same in-development “Edit Tweet” feature spotted earlier, but refused to share more about its plans.

Last month, Twitter first announced the shocking news that it was actually going to give users a way to edit tweets — a feature that has been requested by twitter users since the longest time and one that incoming Twitter owner Elon Musk has also been pushing for. The company has not said when the feature would be rolled out to the public, but said Twitter Blue subscribers could expect to be able to play with the edit feature “in the coming months.”

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