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Twitter notifies you if an embedded tweet has been edited

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We’re still waiting for Twitter to publicly test its no-April joke editing feature, but thanks to some sleuthing from app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, we now have an idea of ​​what edited tweets will look like when embedded on a website.

Wong discovered what things might look like 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’s text. But if the tweet has been edited since it was embedded, you’ll instead see a message indicating there’s a new version of the tweet for you to see on Twitter.

Since Twitter hasn’t officially started rolling out the edit feature yet, 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 jump over to Twitter to see any edits.

When it announced the edit feature in April, Twitter said it would begin testing it with Twitter Blue subscribers in “the coming months.” But if you want to participate in that test when it’s live, you should know that the service has only gotten more expensive for new subscribers. The rate for early adopters will go up in October.

Apple is also exploring ways to make its upcoming iMessage editing feature better for users; in the latest iOS 16 beta, the company has added an edit history.

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