The microblogging platform, Twitter is working to roll out an edit button, which will be initially available to Twitter Blue subscribers in selected countries before being released widely.
This much-awaited edit feature will enable users to go back and edit their tweets within 30 minutes. However, Twitter will reportedly limit users to make only five edits within that period. According to reports, Twitter might have added this new feature to prevent users from exploring the new edit feature.
Twitter purportedly confirmed that the new edit button will allow users to edit their tweets only five times in a period of 30 minutes. During this period, they can correct typos, upload media files, and edit tags.
Twitter Blue subscribers in New Zealand will initially have access to the new feature. The company said that this feature is currently used to monitor user behavior. Once it has worked out these issues, will reportedly release this feature for Twitter Blue users in Australia, Canada, and the US.
There have been concerns that the edit feature could be used to spread political misinformation or crypto scams. However, these use cases can only be studied once the feature is available to a wider user base.
Reports say that the edited tweet will be marked with an icon, label, and timestamp to indicate that it has been pulled. Users will be able to check the edit history of the tweet along with the original post. Twitter has also unveiled the undo feature that allows users to cancel a tweet within thirty seconds of hitting the send button.