Twitter is finally getting an edit button, but there’s a catch


It’s a feature that users have been asking for for so long that it’s become somewhat of an urban myth, but now, the much-fictional ‘edit button’ is on its way to becoming a reality. Twitter, after going back and forth about the possibility of having an edit button, has finally announced that soon Twitter users will be able to correct any typos or errors in their tweets, regardless of whether the tweet has caused any typos or errors. is captured.

Twitter said it will begin testing the feature in the coming months with premium subscription service Twitter Blue Labs where the company tests new features.

Later, Twitter’s head of consumer product, Jay Sullivan, elaborated on the announcement via a Twitter thread. He said that while users have been demanding an edit button for years, the feature is likely to be misused.

“Without things like deadlines, control, and transparency about what has been edited, editing can be misused to alter the record of public conversations. When we approach this work, that public Protecting the integrity of the conversation is our top priority,” he wrote in a tweet.

“Therefore, this will take time and we will be actively seeking input and counter-thinking before launching the edit. We will approach this feature carefully and thoughtfully and we will share updates as we move forward,” he said. .

Interestingly, Twitter last week tweeted about an edit button in the works. However, the tweet was misunderstood as an April Fool’s joke. But now the company has confirmed that this message was not a joke.

One of the possible reasons why the message is not taken seriously is Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s reluctance to add this feature. The Square founder has said on several occasions that an editing feature will ‘probably never’ come to Twitter. But it looks like things are starting to shake under the leadership of new CEO Parag Agarwal.

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