The official Twitter Blue account now says that the tweet editing window has doubled to one hour. The post announcing the feature was edited shortly after it went live to note the change, but confusingly added no other edits to demonstrate after 30 minutes.
from Twitter support page for Blue was updated shortly after posting to reflect the new one-hour time limit. After the feature went live in the US last fall, my colleague David Pierce wrote that “Twitter is as careful as possible with this one and seems to have landed in the right place.” So far, edit availability hasn’t been a source of major issues I’ve seen, and direct access to the history of edited tweets generally makes changes easy to spot.
However, as Alex Heath wrote in his Command Line newsletter, Blue sign-ups have been slow, and in replies to the @TwitterBlue tweet, many blue-checked tweeters complain that various parts of the package aren’t working for them. At the same time, reduced ads is a feature that has been advertised as a feature of Blue since its November relaunch and still hasn’t rolled out – according to the support page“We’re working on a feature that will help you see fewer ads.”
Of course, some people are still waiting for the ad revenue split Elon Musk promised back in February that never seemed to come. Regarding that split, Musk said in a recent interview that not only is it still in the works, but it will be dated back to its original announcement with “a fair share of revenue.”
That’s a convoluted promise from a company that has been cited in many recent reports of failure to pay rent and other promised fees. Twitter (or X, depending on who you ask) is also now worth just a third of the price Musk paid for it last year, and ad sales for five weeks this spring were reportedly 59 percent lower than the same period last year.