You Will Finally Be Able To Edit Your Tweets! Edit History Also Available

author image Written by: Rabije Gashi Corluka           Categories - Social Media

A new one coming in hot – Twitter edits! We seriously don’t know what took so long, but you can finally edit Tweets. To be more clear, you can edit Tweets if you’re a Blue subscriber in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and you can do that for half an hour after posting. But hold on – everyone will still know that you edited your tweet. Plus, they can check what you previously wrote.

Even though the editing option is ‘standard gear’ on every other social media platform, Twitter has been waiting for quite some time to make editing posts an option.

According to Twitter, this is because they thought even a slight change to the short text could make a significant difference and alter the context of the original message, Social Media Today reports. Well, it took them long enough to come up with a pretty simple solution that edit history is.

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The process of editing a tweet is very straightforward, as you can see:

Full Edit History Will Be Available

So, after posting a tweet, you’ll get a notification saying that you can make changes within the next 30 minutes. During that time frame, the original tweet can be edited up to five times.

How to edit a tweet?

  • At the top right of the tweet, tap the three dots menu
  • Choose ‘Edit Tweet’, then make the necessary changes
  • An ‘Edited’ icon will appear in-stream for edited tweets, letting users know that the original tweet has been updated.

By clicking on “Last Edited”, users will be able to see the full edit history:

Coming Soon: Notes To Embedded Tweets

In the next few months, Twitter will also be adding new messages to edited tweets after they have been embedded on third-party sites. So, if you embed a tweet that has been edited in the meantime, readers will have the option to click and see the new version of the tweet. However, on your website, where you embedded the tweet, the post will remain the same, in its original version:

Overall, it looks like Twitter found the perfect solution for their concerns, which – if you ask for my humble opinion – shouldn’t have been concerns in the first place. Other platforms have offered the edit button for years and no one seems to use it as a weapon. But, I have to admit – the option to see the history of tweets being edited is a win.

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Rabije Gashi Corluka

Rabije always enjoyed finding different angles to a story, so it’s not surprising her curiosity influenced a move to a new continent, widening her perspective. She enjoys hearing people's stories and learning about different cultures and places - but most of all, she loves putting her thoughts on a piece of paper. Her love for writing led to her studying Journalism and PR, but she actually became a storyteller during her radio-hosting era. Now, she uses her skills, experience, and love for writing to help your brand stand out.