New Delhi: Twitter is set to roll out its much-anticipated tweet editing feature on September 21, which will first be available to its $4.99 per month Blue tier subscribers. The Edit Tweet feature allows people to make changes to their Tweets after they have been posted.
Edited Tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label so it’s clear to readers that the original Tweet has been modified. Clicking on the label takes viewers to the Tweet’s Editing History, which includes previous versions of the Tweet. (Read also: OMG! 18-year-old boy hacking Uber, employee thoughts joking someone)
Platformer’s Casey Newton said in a tweet Friday that the feature will likely roll out to the public starting next week. He wrote: “Twitter plans to start public testing to edit tweets on Wednesday 9/21, according to internal documents shared with me.” (Also Read: WhatsApp tricks and tips: How to send a message to someone on WhatsApp without saving their number)
Twitter users have been asking for an edit button for years to fix spelling and grammatical errors. Earlier this month, Twitter announced a small test of the tweet-editing feature with an in-house team first, before rolling out the feature to the public.
“Think of it as a short period of time to do things like fix typos, add missed tags, and more,” Twitter said. Twitter said it was deliberately testing Tweet editing with a smaller group to see how people might abuse the feature.
The test will initially be localized to one country and will be expanded as we “learn and observe how people use Tweet editing”. “We will be paying close attention to how the feature affects the way people read, write, and interact with Tweets,” according to the company.