Embedded tweets could soon show if they’ve been edited: Report

The edit button remains a controversial and much-desired feature on Twitter. Twitter previously confirmed that they were testing the much-requested feature and that it will be available on Twitter Blue Labs in the near future. Now, tech researcher Jane Manchun Wong has given us a glimpse of what it might look like when an edited tweet is included.

Obviously, even if someone decides to edit their Tweet, the inclusion will show that the Tweet has been updated and that there is a new version.

So it is clear that the platform will keep a history of modified tweets, which was hinted at earlier as well. According to Wong, users will be able to see if an inline tweet has been edited or if a new version of said tweet is available. For websites, where you will see tweets, users will see a message at the bottom of the tweet that says “There is a new version of this tweet”.

Also when an edited tweet is included, it will reflect that part as well.

Check out Wong’s tweet below showing an image of the feature:

This may not be the most elegant solution, but it is critical, given Twitter’s plans to offer an edit option for tweets. This little note will ensure that even someone decides to change their Tweet completely, at least the inclusion will reflect that the Tweet has been edited.

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