This time it’s for real: Twitter is rolling out editable tweets. There is a catch though: you will have to subscribe to Twitter Blue.
Twitter had been teasing it for months.
Twitter caved. The company announced today it will roll out the ability to edit tweets to Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, with the US coming in “soon.”
Twitter shared an example of what edited tweets would look like last week: it will appear as a regular tweet but with a little pencil icon next to the date, along with a note that lets readers know the last time the tweet was edited. Clicking on the pencil icon will open up a page with the edited tweet, as well as a history of all the edits.
The ability to edit tweets will come with some limitations: the author will have up to 30 minutes to edit the tweet and will only be able to make five edits maximum. You will also only be able to edit certain types of tweets, as replies, threads, retweets, and pinned tweets (along with several others) won’t be editable, according to a support document.
This will be welcome by users who had been promised this feature for a while. Back in April, Twitter had announced it was working on the edit feature, then saying it would roll out to users by the end of September.
Of course, this will no doubt also be a massive boost to Twitter Blue subscriptions, which costs $4.99 a month.
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