Twitter have introduced an "edit tweet" option... but there's a catch
You can fix that typo, but it's gonna cost you...
Twitter has finally introduced one of their most requested new features, but it comes with a catch.
The undo and edit option will only be available to Twitter Blue subscribers, a new premium subscription service on the platform.
The new service has launched in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for iOS, Android, and desktop users.
It’s time to flex those Twitter fingers and take it to the next level 💪
Twitter Blue is now available for subscription in the US, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia on iOS, Android, and web pic.twitter.com/if3wXfoGpB
— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) November 9, 2021
Blue subscribers will have be able to preview their tweets for up to a minute before they are live on the platform.
This will fix posting possible typos, or may just give you an opportunity to think about whether that post is really worth sharing.
Other features included with the subscription service include a Reader mode to turn long threads into articles for easier scrolling, and a customisable navigation bar at the bottom of your app.
A portion of the revenue from Twitter Blue will also be going to publications as part of a network of US news sites, and will see the top articles shared in their timelines over the past 24 hours.
While Twitter Blue subscribers will have access to ad-free articles from these publications, advertisements will continue to appear on subscribers' Twitter feeds.
Twitter defended the decision in a Q&A article on their Help Centre.
"For now, there’s a cost of operation for creating even more layers to the Twitter experience. We want to keep it reasonably priced and make sure you see value in the features that are being delivered. There may be a bit of a learning process here, and we will be monitoring for feedback", they wrote.
There is currently no date for when the service will be rolled out in Ireland or the rest of Europe.
We're sure that fixing typos in tweets means that nothing can possi-blye go wrong.