It’s been one of the most requested new features by Tweeps for ages: the ability to edit tweets after you’ve sent them. For example, because you made a typo. Or because you may have tweeted too quickly and impulsively. Anyway the edit feature was announced in April of this year and now appears to be about to be rolled out.
Rollout started, but still in test phase
In fact, in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Twitter Blue subscribers can already use the new feature. Twitter announced this in a tweet. Of course, that doesn’t say anything about the availability of this function in other countries, and of course especially with us. In addition, the edit function is still in a testing phase. That was also announced a few weeks ago. It is currently only available within Twitter Blue Labs for Twitter Blue subscribers.
Up to 5 edits and up to 30 minutes
As the editing function has now been developed, you can choose to edit it up to 30 minutes after sending a tweet. After an adjustment, a pencil icon appears below the tweet and the mention when the tweet (time) was last edited. The changes can be viewed by clicking on the icon. Each tweet can be edited up to five times, except for the time limit.
Editing will also only be possible for certain tweets. For example, replies and retweets cannot be edited.