This is not a hoax; Twitter has said that testing of an “edit button” will begin this month. They call this update their “most requested feature to date.” According to the company’s release, tweets will be allowed to be modified a few times during the first 30 minutes after being posted.
An indicator and a date are added to a tweet after it has been amended to let other users know that the original text has been changed. Additionally, it will have a label that will enable users to view the Tweet’s Edit History, which contains previous iterations of the Tweet.
The “Edit Tweet” function is now being evaluated by their internal team and will be made available to Twitter Blue subscribers later this month. The test will eventually be extended to a single nation so Twitter can assess how users interact with the edit button on a broad scale.
You can never be too careful, Twitter advised in a blog post on September 1: “Like any new tool, we’re purposely testing Edit Tweet with a smaller group to help us incorporate feedback while detecting and fixing any concerns, including how users can misuse the feature.
The tech behemoth continued, “We’ll also be paying careful attention to how the functionality changes the way people read, compose, and engage with Tweets.”