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.
Edited tweets appear with an icon and timestamp to indicate the tweet was changed. An edit history is viewable to users when they click the icon.
Many people welcomed the addition of a Twitter edit button. Other platforms like Meta's Instagram and Facebook have integrated edit button features without facing too many issues.
Others spent the afternoon testing it out, or complaining about some of its potential downsides.
\u201cI have to give props to Twitter; they did an excellent job with the edit button.\u201d
— Christopher Bouzy (@Christopher Bouzy)
\u201cThis is a demonstration of the Twitter edit feature:\n\n\ud83d\udc23Please retweet or like this if you love baby animals\ud83d\udc23\n\nOnce others have interacted with this, I will edit it to learn more about the feature and how easy it is for those who\u2019ve engaged to notice the tweet has changed.\u201d
\u201can edit button makes twitter seem more important than it is already which is far too imprtant. embrace typos, court chaos, treat twitter like what it was supposed to be: sms messages to lots of people at once.\u201d