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Twitter edit button would come as a paid editing feature

Twitter has begun testing a much-requested feature: the ability to edit tweets. After testing among employees, they want to offer the ‘Edit Tweet’ button to the first users in September. Initially, however, this only applies to paying customers.

As announced today, Twitter has begun testing a way to edit previously published tweets. The feature will be tested internally first, but the first “external” users will likely get a chance to try the feature in the coming weeks. Apparently, this should only apply to users who pay for a Twitter Blue subscription.

in a blog post, Twitter explained that it should be possible to edit a new tweet for a period of 30 minutes after publishing. It should be possible to change the content of a tweet “a few times”. To prevent the feature from being used as a list, Twitter is planning a series of measures to clearly identify edited tweets. A corresponding icon should appear below the tweet.

In addition, the time of the last operation is clearly communicated. If you prefer, you can also view the full edit history so you can clearly see what changes have been made to a post. Basically, the whole thing works similarly to what you already know about Facebook’s editing feature. Twitter obviously knows its users well. The introduction of the edit function will be very careful at first.

The testing by Twitter Blue users starting this month will initially be limited to a very small group of users, who will also all be from the same country. You want to know exactly how users interact with the new editing feature and how they can abuse it. Twitter Blue is the paid version of the microblogging service and now costs $4.99 in the US after a recent price increase.

The offer is still not available in this country as it is still limited to English-speaking regions such as the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Whether and when the “Edit button” will also be offered worldwide is currently completely unclear.

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