How to Edit Tweets


Question: How do I edit a tweet in Twitter once it's published?
How to Edit Tweets

STEP 1

Highlight the text of your tweet by using the mouse on your computer to drag the screen cursor across the text of the tweet.

STEP 2

Copy the text to your computer clipboard. To do so, press the "Ctrl" and "C" keys if using a PC or the "Command" and "C" keys if using a Mac.

STEP 3

Click the "Delete" link within the offending tweet on Twitter. Wait for the tweet to disappear.

STEP 4

Paste the old tweet into the "What's happening?" box on Twitter. To do so, click inside that box, and press the "Ctrl" and "V" keys if using a PC or "Command" and "V" keys if using a Mac.

STEP 5

Edit the text of the tweet to your liking. Review your tweet carefully before clicking the "Tweet" button.

TIP

The "Command" key on a Mac is the one with the apple- or propeller-shaped icon.

WARNING

The edited tweet will appear as the latest tweet in your stream.

Philosophy: If you can’t edit your spoken words, you can’t edit your tweet-ed words either!

Do you want Twitter to put in an edit button? What is your theory as to why they haven’t? Let us know in the comments.

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