Twitter posted its first-ever edited tweet weeks after the microblogging company announced it was actively testing an edit button. The Twitter Blue handle tweet on Friday was edited after it was posted, showing how the feature will actually work.
this is a test to make sure the edit button works, we’ll let you know how it works
— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) September 29, 2022
The tweet had a pencil icon and a “Last edited” label at the bottom, which when clicked showed what changes had been made to the message.
The feature is still not available to the general public, and the company had previously indicated that it will be available to Twitter Blue users first. To use the edit button, users will initially have to pay $4.99 per month for the Twitter Blue service.
Twitter had said earlier this month that the “Edit Tweet” trial will begin with in-house staff and then expand to the platform’s “Twitter Blue” subscription population.
Twitter Blue has yet to launch in India, but the subscription offering is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
“Edit Tweet is a feature that allows people to edit their Tweet after it has been published,” the company said on its blog. “Think of it as a short time to do things like correct typos, add missed tags, and more.”
Under the revision, users were able to edit a tweet “a few times” in the 30 minutes after its initial posting, in a manner that transparently notes the changes to “protect the integrity of the conversation and make a publicly available record of what’s going on.” said,” the company said.