Twitter said Monday that a tweet-editing feature is rolling out to those who subscribe to the Blue service in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
The much-anticipated test of the editing tool “went well,” so it’s being made more widely available, the San Francisco-based tech company said in a tweet, adding it’s coming to the United States “soon”.
“Edit Tweet is a feature that allows people to edit their Tweet after it has been published,” the company said on its blog. “Think of it as a short time to do things like correct typos, add missed tags, and more.”
The tool allows users to edit a tweet up to five times within 30 minutes of its initial posting, according to Twitter.
An icon that looks like a slanted pen or pencil indicates that a tweet has been edited, and a “version history” will be available to show what was changed, Twitter said.
Twitter Blue subscriptions cost $5 (about Rs. 400) per month, according to the company’s website.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, who is stuck in a lawsuit with Twitter over his bid to break his $44 billion (approximately Rs. 3.5 lakh crore) deal to buy the global social media site, had endorsed an edit button shortly before the company said in April it was studying the change.
Users of Twitter Blue — the subscription offering now available in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — “gets early access to features and helps us test them before they come to Twitter,” the company said.
One goal of the change is that “tweeting will feel more accessible and less stressful,” Twitter said while testing the feature.
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