Over the last month, the microblogging service Twitter tested a feature allowing users to modify tweets internally. The functionality is now live, but it has a restriction.
Users may only modify their tweets if they have a Twitter Blue subscription, according to GSM Arena.
That much was already known when the firm initially teased it. You should also be aware that only Canada, Australia, and New Zealand now allow for the editing of tweets.
The feature will soon be accessible in the US, but as of right now, there hasn’t been any word of it being made available to users who don’t have a Twitter Blue subscription, according to GSM Arena. It could get there someday, but initially, it will be an additional benefit for subscription service.
It’s also important to remember that the new tweet editing function has some restrictions. Users cannot, for instance, change tweets 30 minutes after they have been posted.
Each tweet can only be altered a certain amount of times, and Twitter will provide a history of earlier iterations of that tweet so users can see exactly what has changed.
These updates were distributed by many tweets from Twitter Blue’s official account. The initial one stated, “After a successful test, Twitter Blue users in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand may now use Edit Tweet! US is approaching.”
A later tweet said, “Plus, a version history is available on every updated Tweet so you know what changed.”
They added: “Loving your revisions, we’re enthusiastic to keep expanding this test to additional markets—can’t wait to hear what you think!” in a third tweet.
According to GSM Arena, while it has undoubtedly taken Twitter a while to provide this feature—which has essentially been a standard of many other social networking platforms—it may simply be a “better late than never.”
For those not acquainted, Twitter Blue is a service that opens to premium features including the ability to immediately reverse a recently posted tweet and app theme options.
Users may test new features like the new “Edit” button through the subscription service before making them accessible to the general public.