Here’s How Twitter’s Edit Button Will Work… Sort of

On April Fool’s Day, Twitter announced that it was working on an edit button. While at first it looked like a joke, it is no longer the case. Besides Twitter confirming that it is working on this feature, at least two reverse engineers have shown that this feature is already being implemented. Here’s what we know so far about it.

The 1st of April, Developer Nima Owji posted that Twitter was actually working on an edit button, which has now been corroborated by reverse engineering Alessandro Paluzzi.

As of now, what they both were able to find out is that when you write and post a tweet, you’ll be able to click on the three dots above the post on the web and select “Edit Tweet” . From now on you can edit the entire message, although it is not possible to update what is written.

Owji was able to give some information about this upcoming feature. For example, at this time, it doesn’t appear that users can edit a tweet’s audience after it’s been edited. Additionally, this feature will be exclusive to Twitter Blue subscribers.


How long users will have to edit a tweet or whether Twitter will freeze quote retweets or whether the ability to retweet remains unclear. So far, the company has only started implementing the edit button on the web version, as none of the reverse engineers have released any information about this feature for iOS and Android devices.

Other than that, Twitter continues to work on its Circle feature, which will be something similar to Instagram’s Close Friends feature, and a revamped profile page. Release dates are still unclear. Not only that, but the company is in the midst of a storm as Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to buy the entire platform.

You can check below how Twitter’s next edit button should work:

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