The function of editing tweets is under development on the side of Twitter. A developer showed what can and cannot be done with Twitter’s “Edit” button.
It is a feature that has been requested by Twitter users for a very long time and on the other hand, its arrival would not be appreciated by other members of the social network. Anyway, Twitter had confirmed last April working on a button to edit a tweet. Although it is not yet known if it will eventually be deployed, it is getting closer.
30 minutes to edit your tweet
It was developer Nima Owji who showed some advancements of the ” Editfrom Twitter. On his tweet, we can see a screenshot of an edited tweet. What we immediately notice is the counter that is displayed at the top right of the window. A priori, therefore, we would have thirty minutes to modify a tweet. But as it is a test, nothing tells us that this will be the case when the function arrives.
is working on a timer for the Tweet Composer. It shows up when you’re editing a tweet!
—Nima Owji (@nima_owji)
A different operation compared to social networks for Twitter therefore. Facebook does not regulate the modification of publications and is content to add a mention “Amended“. As for Instagram, nothing is specified and you can modify the caption of a photo or video as desired.
You won’t be able to react to the old version of a tweet
It’s Nima Owji again who announces that you won’t be able to like, retweet, quote or reply to the old version of a tweet that has been modified. This should therefore almost look like a deleted tweet, since we will only be able to interact with the latest version of a tweet, as noted9to5Mac.
won’t let you Like, Retweet, or Reply to the old version of an edited tweet!
—Nima Owji (@nima_owji)
The media also reported the discoveries of Jane Machun Wong. According to her, “instead of modifying the original tweet, the platform will create a new tweet using a different id“. She adds that “Twitter will keep a record of the original tweet, along with any previous edits made by the user.“.
The function of editing tweets also seems to be reserved for Twitter Blue subscribers. This is a paid subscription launched by Twitter that offers some additional features, but is not yet available in France.
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