We’re still waiting for Twitter to begin publicly testing the non-April Fools editing feature, but thanks to some insight from app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, we now have an idea of what edited tweets will look like when embedded on a website.
Wong found out how things might look in two different scenarios. If you’re embedding the most recently edited version of a tweet, you’ll see a “Last Edited” message below the tweet text. But if the tweet has been edited since it was embedded, you’ll see a message indicating that there’s a new version of the tweet that you can view on Twitter.
Embedded Tweets will show if it has been edited or if there is a new version of the Tweet
When a website embeds a Tweet and it is edited, the embed doesn’t just display the new version (it replaces the old one). Instead, it shows an indication that there is a new version pic.twitter.com/mAz5tOiyOl
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 1, 2022
Since Twitter has yet to officially launch the editing feature, these implementations could change. But they seem like reasonable ways to let people know if they’re looking at the most recently edited tweet, or if they need to go to Twitter to see any changes.
When it announced editability in April, said Twitter will begin testing it with Twitter Blue subscribers in the “coming months.” While you’ll want to join this trial whenever it’s live, you should know that the service just got more expensive for new subscribers. The rate will increase for early adopters in October.
Apple is also exploring ways to make the upcoming iMessage editing feature better for users. in the latest iOS 16 beta, the company added an edit history.