Twitter is still expected to start testing its tweet editing feature publicly, but research by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong now gives us an idea of what edited tweets embedded in a website will look like.
Wong discovered that things would work in two different scenarios. If you’re adding the most recently edited version of a tweet to the website, the text “last edit” will appear below the text of the tweet, but if the tweet was edited after it was embed, you’ll instead see a new version of the tweet that you can see appropriately on Twitter .
Embedded Tweets will show whether it’s been edited, or whether there’s a new version of the Tweet
When a site embeds a Tweet and it gets edited, the embed doesn’t just show the new version (replacing the old one). Instead, it shows an indicator there’s a new version pic.twitter.com/mAz5tOiyOl
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 1, 2022
Tweets Embedded on the Website Will Have Editing
This may change given that Twitter hasn’t officially rolled out the tweet editing feature yet, but it seems like a sensible way to let people know if they’re looking at the most recently edited tweet or if they need to switch to Twitter to see any edits.
When it announced the editing feature in April, Twitter said it would begin testing it with Twitter Blue subscribers “in the coming months.” Alongside Twitter, Apple is also exploring ways to make the upcoming iMessage editing feature better for users.