Twitter spotted testing a way to edit tweets but it was just a bug
In case you came across this feature, don't get too excited.
Twitter discovered testing a way to edit tweets but it turned out to be a bug
One of Twitter's highly requested features is an edit button. Twitter users have been requesting for this feature for years but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the company would “probably never” introduce one. However, Twitter was found testing a way to edit tweets through tweet replies.
This isn't the edit button that everyone's expecting but it's something close to an edit button. As demonstrated by The Verge's Tom Warren, this feature works when you delete a reply to a tweet and try to reply again. If you hit the reply button again, Twitter will show you the first reply which you can edit and publish. This may or may not be helpful but it shows a glimmer of hope that Twitter could be testing a way for users to edit tweets.
What was thought to be that turned out to be a bug. Liz Kelly from Twitter's communication team responded to Warren's tweet saying that there's no test for such a feature and it's actually a bug. She added that Twitter is looking into this and working on a fix. So for anyone who got excited that an edit button may actually happen, sorry but it's not, at least for now.
Twitter's edit button may actually never happen. Earlier this year in January, Dorsey had responded to a question on the edit button saying, “We'll probably never do it.” The company even teased its users this July saying that an edit button will be introduced when everyone wears a mask.