ON April 1, 2022, Twitter officially revealed that they were working on a new feature allowing users to edit their tweets.
What is Twitter’s edit feature and how can I get it?
The social media company took to its own platform on April 1, 2022, to announce its new feature.
“we are working on an edit button,” the company wrote.
The tweet has already received over 1million likes from Twitter users.
The feature will not arrive for another few months as it is still in the works.
Twitter’s edit button will not be accessible to all as it will be only available to Twitter Blue members.
In order to access the edit feature, users will need to pay for a monthly subscription to Twitter Blue.
According to PEOPLE magazine, Twitter Blue will not only feature an edit button but other options as well.
“Edit has been the most requested Twitter feature for many years. People want to be able to fix (sometimes embarrassing) mistakes, typos and hot takes in the moment. They currently work around this by deleting and tweeting again,” tweeted Jay Sullivan, head of consumer product at the company.
“This is just one feature we are exploring as we work to give people more choice and control over their Twitter experience, foster a healthy conversation, and help people be more comfortable on Twitter. These are the things that motivate us every day,” he added.
The feature has been in the works since 2021 according to the company.
Sullivan added that he understands the concern that an edit option could ” be misused to alter the record of the public conversation” ensuring the company will take the necessary time to properly build the feature.
How can I get Twitter Blue?
Users can purchase Twitter Blue through Twitter’s payment partner stripe.
The Twitter Blue about page highlights that “You must be logged in to the Twitter account you purchased your subscription from to access Twitter Blue features, and not all features may be available on all platforms at all times.”
The subscription plan is available through the App Store and to Android users for $2.99 per month in the US.