For people who have misspelled or made grammatically errors in tweets, the news is exciting but the feature is also highly controversial as some believe it could be used to alter history or used to gaslight people.
"This is happening and you'll be okay," Twitter added reassuring users it may be a good thing.
In a Twitter blog post, the company said edited tweets will appear with an icon and timestamp to indicate the tweet was changed. Additionally, an edit history will be viewable to users when they click the icon.
\u201cFirst look at what an edited tweet will look like following the launch of Twitter\u2019s 'Edit' button.\u201d
\u201c@Twitter Cannot wait for someone to write \u201cI support trans people,\u201d get a load of trans people to retweet it, and then edit it to \u201ctrans people should be genocided.\u201d It\u2019ll happen day one.\u201d
The feature is currently being beta tested for glitches and feedback but will become available paying Twitter Blue users later this month.
"The test will be localized to a single country at first and expand as we learn and observe how people use Edit Tweet," Twitter wrote. "We’ll also be paying close attention to how the feature impacts the way people read, write, and engage with Tweets."
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