Twitter finally has the Edit Button, Live Testing Starts 

There! You have it now. Tweet Editing – the long awaited, most requested feature on Twitter has finally arrived. 

Although, for now, only those who are willing to pay those $4.99/month for Twitter Blue, will get to enjoy it. But, all the users will be able to see the tweets that have been edited. 

According to Twitter

“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 ability to modify a tweet after posting it has officially entered the first phase of live testing on Twitter. 

But since Twitter is not yet ready to ditch the traces, all the altered tweets will include a notation indicating the evidence that they have been edited. Additionally, everyone on Twitter will have access to the history of that edited tweet.

Twitter user, Santa Ricky, shared some images showing what the Edit Tweet feature will look like: 

With Tweet Editing, users will be able to add/remove images, change where they want the tweet to go (circle, community, or pain page), change text, etc. The concerns surrounding the misuse of this feature still persist.

So, here’s how Twitter says things will work.

“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.”

The trial will limit how users can make changes to the tweets post publishing. Those who are editing their posts will only have a 30-minute time window in which they are allowed to make edits to their tweets, that too, a few times.

Twitter explains that this time limit and version history will help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was originally said.

But, will this 30-minute time frame cater to the concerns?

Can’t be sure of that!


On the whole, it doesn’t appear to be a very significant addition as other people might have anticipated.

It will undoubtedly be a useful feature, particularly when you discover a stupid error you made in your clever reply to a popular tweet. But, the actual impact is unlikely to be very significant.

With time, it will just turn into a regular feature of tweeting.