Twitter Edit Button Rolls Out For US Subscribers

It's been a long-time ask.

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People who pay for Twitter's premium service in the US got the ability to edit tweets on Thursday.

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Twitter's long-awaited edit button started rolling out to subscribers of its paid Twitter Blue service on Thursday, the company confirmed to CNET via email. The feature came to Australia, Canada and New Zealand earlier this week.

"We're testing the ability to edit original tweets so you can make changes, fix typos and represent your best self on Twitter," Twitter says in a Help Desk article on the edit button.

Once you have sent out a tweet, you'll see a notification saying, "Your tweet has been sent. You can edit it for the next 30 minutes." During those 30 minutes, you have make up to five edits.

Edited tweets will have an "edited" icon next to them, and others can click to see previously published versions of that tweet. Edited tweets will also keep all past engagement.

For now, Twitter Blue users can only edit tweets and quote tweets. They cannot edit: 

  • Retweets
  • Replies
  • Threads
  • Pinned tweets
  • Polls
  • Promoted tweets
  • Tweets written on third-party tools
  • Twitter Circle tweets
  • Community tweets
  • Super Follows tweets
  • CoTweets

Twitter Blue costs $5 per month.

Clarification at 12:27 p.m. PT: The timeframe to edit is 30 minutes.