Twitter’s eagerly awaited editing feature will likely keep track of your tweet history

Since its inception, Twitter has been hot for many reasons. This includes the announcement of the long-awaited Edit Tweet button. There are however some risks that the feature may have strings attached. Jane Manchun Wong reported that the feature will likely leave digital footprints of tweet history.

Twitter creates new tweets when you edit a tweet. It preserves the previous tweets. Machun Wong tweeted, “Looks to Twitter’s Edit Tweet approach is immutable. That is, it instead of changing the tweet text (same ID),” and it creates a new tweet with the modified content. It’s not known whether this will be visible only to users or if it will also be available for all to view.

A screenshot showing the Edit Tweet feature was shared by Alessandro Paluzzi, an app researcher. It can be seen in the menu located in the upper right corner of the tweet. The “Edit Tweet” button will take you to the Twitter composer, which is already pre-filled. Just make any necessary adjustments and then click on “Update”. This screenshot doesn’t show any options to display tweet history.

Twitter has yet to announce anything regarding the Twitter tweet history. According to a Twitter spokesperson, Anna Hubatsch, the Verge said that there is nothing else in Twitter’s tweet history at this time beyond this tweet from @TwitterComms, and this Tweet by @JaySullivan VP Consumer Product.

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Conclusion

Twitter’s Edit Tweet approach is immutable. That is, it instead of changing the tweet text (same ID), creates a new tweet with the modified content and the list of old Tweets before.