Popular micro-blog, Twitter, has concluded plans to include the edit button to the platform, years after ‘tweeps’ clamoured for it.
The management has confirmed testing the much-awaited edit button but only for select users.
Twitter tweeted: “If you see an edited Tweet, it’s because we’re testing the edit button,” the company noted in the tweet.
The social media platform, however, emphasised that the edit button will be available only for people who are willing to pay for it. This simply means that the option will not be available free of cost like any other features offered by the platform.
In an official blog post, the company clarified that initially, the edit option will roll out only for Twitter Blue subscribers.
“Edit Tweet is being tested by our team internally. The test will then be initially expanded to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks,” the e-press statement read.
According to Twitter: “Given that this is our most requested feature to date, we wanted to both update you on our progress and give you and 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,” the microblogging site noted in the blog post.”
It added: “Now, this simply means that the edit button will not be available for all users, at least in the initial days.”
With the coming of the edit button, Twitter users (paid subscribers) will be able to make changes to their tweets after posting them. The edit feature is going to be of great help to users who make a lot of typos in their tweets or ones who ever want to add more to their tweets after publishing them.
Reportedly, Twitter said that tweets can be edited “a few times in the 30 minutes following their publication”. The company confirmed that the “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,” the company stated in the blog post.
“The time limit and version history play an important role here. They help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said,” the company added.
The Twitter said the feature is currently being test-run with a smaller group to help “incorporate feedback while identifying and resolving potential issues.”
The social media company confirmed that the edit tweets option will be rolled out to Twitter Blue subscribers later this month.