Twitter on Friday showcased its soon-to-arrive Edit Button on its own platform, by tweaking one of its tweets that showed 'Last Edited' at the bottom of the post. Twitter edited a tweet and once clicked on "Last edited", people can see the original tweet and the previous edit history.
"Hello. this is a test to make sure the edit button works, we'll let you know how it goes," the micro-blogging platform posted. Earlier this month, the company announced that the ability to edit tweets would be available to Twitter Blue subscribers "later this month". Twitter Blue subscriptions are paid on a monthly basis, and priced regionally based on the current US price of $4.99.
Edit Tweet 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," according to Twitter. During the test, tweets will be able to be edited a few times in the 30 minutes following their publication. Edited tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label so it's clear to readers that the original tweet has been modified. Tapping the label will take viewers to the tweet's Edit History, which includes past versions.
"We'll also be paying close attention to how the feature impacts the way people read, write, and engage with tweets," said the company.