The “Edit Tweet” feature that Twitter added has been in the news for now, but it’s not new. This new feature may leave behind a digital record of your tweets. There were some concerns about how it worked, but now it looks like it could leave behind a digital history of your tweets.
According to The Verge, the edit function appears to be “immutable,” which means Twitter may make a new tweet when one is change, but it will keep the old one.
“It looks like Twitter’s approach to Edit Tweet is immutable,” says developer Manchun Wong. Instead of changing the Tweet text in the same Tweet, it creates a new Tweet with the amended content and the list of Tweets before that edit.
App researcher Alessandro Paluzzi also tweeted screenshots of the new “edit” button, giving us a taste of how it might look when it’s live on Twitter soon.
When Paluzzi shows a screenshot, he shows how the “Edit Tweet” option could show up in the three-dot menu on the right side of your tweets.
Whether the tweet history will be visible only to the users or everyone else is unknown.