At Last: Twitter Is Testing the Edit Feature Users Have Been Clamoring For

The feature allows users to edit Tweets within 30 minutes of being published, but it could be a while before it is available to everyone.

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After 16 years of Twitter existing, it finally tests an edit button. NurPhoto via Getty Images

Twitter announced today (Sept. 1) that it’s internally testing an edit feature, addressing a complaint of Twitters users since the site’s inception.

This option will allow users to edit their Tweets a few times within the first 30 minutes they are published. Past versions of the Tweet will be available for other to see, as well as a stamp labeling that a Tweet has been edited. Twitter said it hopes this public record will establish accountability and ensure the feature is used properly.

Twitter’s main competitors, Facebook and Instagram, already offer edit features for their posts. Twitter’s edit button is currently being tested among a small group and will be rolled out to Twitter Blue users in the coming weeks (Twitter Blue is a premium subscription that costs $4.99 per month). The company said it will observe how people use the feature before expanding it to all users.

  At Last: Twitter Is Testing the Edit Feature Users Have Been Clamoring For