After years of waiting, Twitter users can finally see the first edited tweet, which was tweeted by an official account on Thursday. Here’s what it’ll look like when we all get the ability to fix typos, which is coming first to Twitter Blue followers, though we still don’t know when every Twitter user will get the feature.
Appropriately, the first edited tweet is from the Blue Twitter account, but that gives us an idea of what they will look like.
It’s actually pretty clear that a tweet has been edited, because its timestamp will be preceded by a pencil icon and a “Last modified” notation with a specific time. When viewing edited tweets in a feed, the pencil icon will display next to the timestamp from the tweet.
Twitter users surely still want the ability to edit tweets. They asked for an edit buttonand even though then-CEO Jack Dorsey publicly said in 2020 that Twitter would the company confirmed that he was back in April.
Subscribers to the premium $5-a-month Twitter Blue service will be able to edit their tweets first, Twitter said earlier this month. Soon, subscribers in Australia, Canada and New Zealand will get the feature, followed by the United States. Users will have 30 minutes after posting a tweet to edit it.
Twitter declined to say when each user will be able to edit tweets, so we’ll only have to look enviously at subscribers to premium services. Maybe the pencil icon will replace the blue tick as a Twitter status sign.