• Twitter announced it is testing the edit tweet feature
  • The feature will only be available to some users
  • Twitter: "the test will be localized to a single country at first"

Twitter, the micro-blogging social media platform with 396.5 million global users, is finally testing the feature that users have long been requesting, and while it will eventually roll out "in the coming weeks,", it looks like it is only exclusive to a certain group of users.

In a surprising turn of events, following the noise made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk against the social media platform, Twitter, in a new blog post, announced that it is currently testing the edit button. Users have long been requesting to have this feature because without it, the only option they have when they make an erroneous tweet, is to delete it.

"It's true: Edit Tweet is being tested by our team internally," the blog post confirmed. "Edit Tweet is a feature that lets people make changes to their Tweet after it's been published. Think of it as a short period of time to do things like fix typos, add missed tags, and more," Twitter explained.

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With the new feature, users will be able to see edited tweets, which will appear with an icon, label and timestamp. According to Twitter, this is so "readers that the original Tweet has been modified." To access the edit history, the post said users simply need to tap "the label will take viewers to the Tweet's Edit History, which includes past versions of the Tweet"

Unfortunately, the edit tweet feature will only be available to Twitter Blue users as soon as the initial testing is complete. Twitter Blue is a monthly subscription that allows users to access premium and exclusive offers and is currently available in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

"The test will then be initially expanded to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks," the blog post shared. "As part of their subscription, they receive early access to features and help us test them before they come to Twitter," the post explained.

"The test will be localized to a single country at first and expand as we learn and observe how people use Edit Tweet," it added. Unfortunately, Twitter did not say if the feature will also roll out to non-paying users.

While the feature is the most requested among users, former CEO Jack Dorsey resisted it and said in 2020 that the social media platform would "probably never do it."