Twitter today announced that it’s finally adding an edit tweet button, at the request of the community for a long time. The platform said it’s been working on it since last year and will be testing with the Twitter Blue users soon.
The platform also shared a GIF on how it could be, which partially explains where the option would come from. But, Twitter didn’t explain how this feature would work, and what steps it’s taking to prevent the possible misinformation that may spread due to this action.
Editing a Live Tweet is Now a Reality
Twitter has long been criticized for not adding the important feature – edit tweet button – to it’s platform. Though many have requested it, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder, and former CEO said they would probably never add this.
And it’s understandable since Twitter is a place where most official communications happen. People approach Twitter for news updates and official communications from brands and governments. So what happens when a tweet from an official that went viral, is later edited for something else?
All the retweets and shares made by people will then be void, and they, unfortunately, become misinformers! Jack considered such consequences and barred Twitter users all this time from having this feature. But, Twitter today announced that it’s bringing the feature anyway, after testing it since last year.
Also, it confirmed that it’s not the result of Musk’s recent poll, where the billionaire asked his followers whether they want an edit button or not. Elon Musk this week bought a 9.2% stake in Twitter and is offered a seat on the board.
Although Twitter may bring this support to everyone, the platform stated to test it with the Blue subscribers initially, which is a paid version of Twitter costing $3 a month.
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