A first look at the integration of edited tweets. A discovery that we owe to Jane Manchun Wong.
The researcher Jane Manchun Wong needs no introduction. The latter is on a mission to find upcoming features in our web services and other applications. And thanks to it, we often have very precise glimpses of what to expect. New example today, with Twitter this time, and more specifically the integration of tweets that would have been edited – via an Edit button that we are still waiting for -.
A first look at the integration of edited tweets
One of Twitter’s most anticipated features, the infamous Edit button, is still in development. But thanks to Jane Manchun Wong, we now have an idea of what such edits on embedded tweets might look like. If a tweet ends up being edited after it is embedded on a site (in a blog post, for example), the embedded tweet will still display the original text, but will include a link to the most recent version. Edited embedded tweets will display the text “There is a new version of this Tweet”, offering users the option to click and read this new version. Such a design offers more transparency rather than just displaying the latest version and could allay the fears of those who see this editing feature as a new weapon for the bad guys.
A discovery that we owe to Jane Manchun Wong
What if users decide to embed a tweet that has already been edited? Rather than displaying the original text, the embedded tweet will display the new text. In other words, you will display exactly what you see. But under the edited tweet, there will be a timestamp with the mention “Last edited”.
It’s only been a few months since Twitter confirmed that the Edit button is in development. We may not be entitled to it for a long time yet. Also keep in mind that Twitter intends to test the feature with its Twitter Blue followers, before rolling it out to everyone. Given that Twitter recently increased the price of its subscription by two dollars, it would certainly be better to wait.
Here’s what embedded tweets might look like after being edited
Twitter is apparently working on a new tweet embed feature that indicates whether an embedded tweet has been edited or notwhich brings us one step closer to a real tweet edit button.
Indeed, we’re still waiting for Twitter to start publicly testing its no-April joke tweet edit feature, but thanks to Jane Manchun Wong’s research, we now have an idea of how tweets will look. published when they are integrated into a website.
Wong found out how things might look in two different scenarios. If you embed the most recently edited version of a tweet, you’ll see a “Last Edited” message below the tweet text. But if the tweet has changed since it was uploaded, you’ll instead see a message that there’s a newer version of the tweet that you can view on Twitter itself.
Since Twitter has yet to officially begin rolling out the edit feature, these implementations may change. But, they seem like logical ways to let people know if they’re looking at the most recently edited tweet or if they should head to Twitter to see the edits.
To test the functionality you will have to wait
This tweet embedding feature (if Twitter ends up rolling it out to everyone) seems like a big answer to some of the concerns about the arrival of an in-app edit button: what if changes are made to a tweet that alters its meaning? How can we have the freedom to correct our tweets while remaining transparent about the changes made? This tweet embedding feature seems to answer those questions, and so far it seems like a good answer.
When it announced the edit feature in April, Twitter said it would start testing it with Twitter Blue subscribers in “the coming months.” If you want to participate in this test as soon as it is launched, be aware that the service has just become more expensive for new subscribers. Pricing will increase for current users in October.
Twitter will soon notify users if the embedded tweet has changed
Twitter will soon let users know if an embedded tweet has been edited or if there is a new version of the tweet.
Application researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered that Twitter is working on a new feature that could be part of its extensive upcoming editing tool.
“Embedded Tweets will show if they have been edited or if there is a new version of the Tweet,” she posted on the microblogging platform.
“When a site embeds a Tweet and it changes, the embed doesn’t just show the new version (replacing the old one). Instead, it displays an indicator that there is a new version,” the app researcher added.
But if the tweet has been edited since it was uploaded, you’ll see a message that there’s a newer version of the tweet.
As Twitter plans to give its users an Edit button, a user must press a button called “Edit Tweet” in the drop-down context menu, and then he or she can edit the post.
At the moment, it looks like a user will have 30 minutes after posting a tweet to hit the edit button.
Twitter Continues To Test Features: Editing Tweet, Multimedia Content
Twitter continues testing of tweet edit feature
Tests are continuing on the editing tweets ! Whether it’s a good or a bad addition, the arrival of this feature seems to be taking shape all the same. Of course, it will probably be necessary to wait for its launch or its test on a larger scale to have the details of its use.
In your newsfeed, you will therefore be able to see the inscription “Last edited hour – date” or “Last modification” in French. If a website embeds a tweet on their site, like the tweet you can see above, the version when embedding appears to appear. A “View the most recent version of the Tweet” button will be listed to provide users with everything they need to know.
This feature is not the first time we have heard of it. The tests started in April. A few years ago there were also already rumors about changes to tweets.
Testing was only done with Twitter Blue users, the platform’s premium monthly subscription. So this may be a taste of the actual launch of the feature. In any case, it would be a good selling point for Twitter Blue.
Where is the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk?
Rumors of takeover of the famous social network made the headlines a few weeks ago. At the same time, we observed lots of feature testing (like Twitter Notes or Search Subscribe) and also proposals by Elon Musk. In particular, he had done a survey on the possibility of modifying tweets.
According to its survey respondents, nearly 3 out of 4 people would be in favor of a feature like this. However, even if the idea had been “launched” by the billionaire, Twitter explained that the tests had nothing to do with him. Either way, chances are they have nothing to do with him anymore, given the turn of events between Musk and Twitter.
Indeed, Twitter initially filed a complaint against him for having defaulted on its redemption obligations. The lawyers of the blue bird explain that he had signed a merger agreement in which he undertook to do everything possible to record the takeover. The waiver of it therefore led to this complaint.
All this has turned into a real soap opera, in which everyone tries to assert their interests. This August 1, Elon Musk decided to counterattack against Twitter by in turn filing a complaint. He accuses them of lying about their attendance figures, in particular on fake accounts, which are supposed to cancel redemption if they represent more than 5% of accounts.
Adding various multimedia content in a tweet?
Beyond the famous modification of tweets, the American social network is also working on the possibility ofadd several different multimedia contents within a single tweet.
Currently, on Twitter, you can add several images at the same time, or just add a video or a GIF. To make a suite of multimedia, video or other content, you have to work in the form of a thread.
Twitter seems to be working on a solution to this problem. For the moment, these are very limited tests, but which should expand in the coming months. Moreover, they seem to be limited to mobile devices.
The goal is to provide the means to mix up to 4 media (regardless of format) in 1 tweet. Twitter has found that Internet users were increasingly using visuals in their conversations on the network. The tests are therefore intended to better understand how people use them (if they are offered the possibility).