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Twitter finally starts rolling out the edit button, but US users will have to wait

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After years of waiting,  Twitter users are finally getting the Edit Tweet feature. The company is rolling out the long-awaited feature. However, the feature is available only in select countries. The Company is rolling out the feature in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, but only for Twitter Blue subscribers. The option isn’t available in the US just yet, but Twitter says users there will get access soon. However, it didn’t provide a specific launch date. It plans to offer the feature in other markets too.

The rollout comes after the company posted its first-ever edited tweet on its official handle. The tweet was edited after it was posted by the Twitter Blue account.

Edit Tweet Feature rolls out to Twitter Blue Subscribers

Twitter Blue subscribers in these countries can now edit their tweets for up to 30 minutes after posting. But users can only edit their tweets five times within this 30-minute time period. It’s possible that Twitter introduced these limits to stop people from abusing the feature by changing content drastically, while still giving users enough time to correct typos or add hashtags.

There’s no India-specific information available yet, and Twitter is yet to share more details about the Edit button’s global availability. In a series of tweets, Twitter’s official Twitter Blue also showcased the functioning of the feature. Twitter Blue members must keep the app updated to use the latest too.

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How to check the Availablity

To check availability, select a recently posted tweet and then click on the more options (represented by three dotted lines) on the top right. Twitter Blue members will see an Edit tweet option to modify the tweet. Once that is done, hit the update button. Twitter says all users will notice a new pen icon next to tweets that have been edited. This option is also clickable, and readers/ viewers can check out the edit history. Interestingly, Facebook used to offer a similar feature earlier.

How does the Edit Tweet feature work?

At present, content once posted on the microblogging platform can not be edited. As mentioned above, one has to delete the entire tweet and post it again in case of any typos or changes. With the Edit Tweet feature, users will be able to modify content after posting a tweet without deleting it.

People are free to edit the Tweet up to 5 times in the 30 minutes following their publication.“Think of it as a short period of time to do things like fix typos, add missed tags, and more,” the company explains.

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