Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand will get the feature first.Kris HoltK. Holt|10.03.22
Twitter app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
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Users have been asking for an edit button for years. In Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, the feature is only available to those who subscribe to the micro-messaging service. The option is not currently available in the US but will soon. The feature is planned to be offered in other markets as well.

30 minutes will be given to subscribers of the blue service to make edits after they make a mistake. Changes can be made up to five times. The time of the last change is reflected in the modified timestamp. You can see the entire edit history if you click the time stamp.

test went well, Edit Tweet is now rolling out to Twitter Blue members in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand!

US coming soon

— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) October 3, 2022

In April, it was announced that it was testing an edit button. The feature could have an edit history screen. At the beginning of September, it was stated that it had created an edit button. The edit button went out into the wild a few days after it was published for a test.

The feature is still being tested and will be available in the Labs section of the service. According to a support page, you can only change the original and quote version of the message. Threads, replies, retweets, pinned tweets, Super Follow and others can't be edited.

It's a beginning. It makes sense for the edit button to be transparent. As clarifications or more details come in, it's easy to imagine news organizations making changes to a breaking news social media post. Maybe if they opened the edit button to everyone, they'd be able to fix typos without too much trouble.


this is a test to make sure the edit button works, we’ll let you know how it goes

— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) September 29, 2022
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