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Twitter Blue subscribers can now edit their tweets up to One-hour, new features seem to rejoice only blue subscribers.



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Twitter Blue offers subscribers a blue checkmark for $7.99/month, along with a 60-minute tweet editing window.

In a significant development, Twitter has made a noteworthy revision to its long-anticipated edit button functionality. Previously restricted to Twitter Blue subscribers, the edit button was initially limited to modifying original tweets, excluding replies, and allowed alterations within a narrow time frame of 30 minutes from the moment of posting. However, the social media giant has now extended the editing window, doubling it to a more generous duration of one hour.

The official Twitter Blue account promptly took to the platform to announce this pivotal update. Interestingly, the post itself underwent modifications immediately after being published to reflect the altered time limit. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that no additional edits beyond the initial thirty-minute mark were incorporated into the message, leaving some users perplexed.

Blue Subscribers enjoy the privilege.

Elon Musk’s declaration of his ambition to acquire the social media site came before Twitter added editing features to its Blue premium package. This function, together with the coveted blue verified checkmark badge and the capacity to compose articles with a maximum of 4,000 characters, remains one of the key features in the subscription, despite the modifications made by Elon and the new CEO, Linda Yaccarino.

Following the introduction of the editing feature, Twitter swiftly amended the Blue support page to reflect the new one-hour time limit for editing. As highlighted by my colleague David Pierce, when the feature was first made available in the United States last autumn, Twitter exercised extreme caution. He declared that the platform had achieved balance, making sure that the availability of editing did not result in serious problems. Additionally, the presence of a tweet’s edit history makes it simple to spot any modifications that were made.

Edit history makes it easy

Twitter’s support page for Blue underwent an update shortly after the aforementioned post was published, incorporating the introduction of a new one-hour time limit. Following the implementation of this feature in the United States last autumn, David Pierce, my colleague, reported that Twitter had exercised great caution and seemed to have struck the right balance. Thus far, I have not observed any significant issues arising from the availability of the editing function, and the ability to access the edit history of tweets makes identifying changes relatively straightforward.

The attempt to increase the subscriptions to Twitter Blue accounts.

However, in his Command Line newsletter, Alex Heath highlighted that signups for Blue have been sluggish. Furthermore, numerous users with verified accounts, known as blue-checked tweeters, expressed their dissatisfaction with various aspects of the package in response to the @TwitterBlue tweet. Notably, the promised reduction in advertisements, a feature heavily marketed since Blue’s relaunch in November, has yet to be implemented. According to the support page, Twitter is actively working on a solution to decrease the frequency of ads users encounter.

Elon Musk’s pledge to share ad revenue has garnered considerable attention, as eager individuals eagerly await its implementation following his announcement in February. In a recent interview, Musk confirmed that the ad revenue split is still in progress and emphasized that it will be retroactively applied from the date of his original statement. He further reassured that the proposed arrangement would include a “reasonable revenue share.”

This commitment from Musk, however, comes at a time when his company has been embroiled in various reports of unpaid rent and outstanding dues. Furthermore, Twitter (or X, as some sources refer to it) has experienced a significant decline in value, plummeting to only one-third of the price Musk paid for it in the previous year. Compounding these challenges, reports indicate a staggering 59 percent drop in ad sales during a five-week period this spring, compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.


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