Tweets that are permanently misspelt may soon become extinct on Twitter. One of the most often requested features to date, Twitter said Thursday it is working on enabling users to edit their tweets.
The social media giant wrote in a blog post that it is trialling the “Edit Tweet” function internally and intends to make it available to Twitter Blue subscribers later this month.
After a tweet is initially published, users have 30 minutes to update it by adding hashtags or correcting mistakes.
A label, icon, and timestamp will indicate that a tweet has been edited to make it clear that it has been done so. By tapping the label, users can view earlier iterations of the tweet.
Twitter stated that it is testing the edit feature with a select number of users in order to find and fix any potential problems.
“This includes how people might misuse the feature,” the company said in a blog post. “You can never be too careful.”
The time limit and version history play an important role, Twitter said. “They help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said.”