The Twitter community has been requesting the ability to edit typos and other errors in tweets for years, and finally the social network confirmed that an edit button would come. Now, we have been able to discover an early look.
9to5Google taxpayer Dylan Roussel was able to enable the Twitter edit button on the web before the formal launch of the feature, which gave us a first look at what the functionality will look like. As a reminder, the social network on April 5. saying months of testing were to go before the feature was widely available to Twitter Blue subscribers. At that point, the ability to edit could change much of what you see below.
we are starting the tests inside @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to find out what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.
In its current state, the edit button on Twitter looks exactly as you’d expect. Existing tweets get an “Edit Tweet” button in their extra menu, and pressing that button brings up an editor for the tweet’s content. You can correct typos or add to the tweet, and hit “refresh” for the edits to take effect.
Of course this still doesn’t work, with a failure message when pressing the refresh button. It’s also unclear what Twitter will display when a tweet has been edited. Many have asked and assumed that there will be a form of history for tweets. Based on how things look right now, there’s also no timer to edit tweets after they’ve been initially sent.
However, there is still plenty of time for Twitter to refine this feature as it was previously confirmed that the editing functionality would be available first in beta form and only to Blue users at first.
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