Twitter Starts Testing An Edit Button

After many years of user requests, The social media platform has finally begun experimenting with an editing feature for tweets.

Twitter is currently testing an internal edit feature that allows users to alter tweets 30 minutes following publication The social media giant announced in the form of a tweet.

“Think that it’s a small amount of time in which you can perform tasks such as fixing errors, fix tags that have been missed and so on,” the company said in an article on its blog.

A feature on peoples’ lists of priorities for a period of edited tweets will follow Facebook’s example and show an icon, time stamp, and a label to show that the tweets were written initially but have been edited.

“We’re hoping that with the introduction of Edit Tweet, the experience of tweeting will become more accessible and less stress-inducing,” Twitter said in the blog article. “You are expected to engage in tweets in a manner that is logical to you. We’ll keep developing ways to will make it easy to be able to do that.”

Editing Feature will At First, Only be Available for Twitter Blue subscribers.

In the internal testing process, determine and fix any issues that might arise. Twitter plans to increase editing access to Twitter Blue users.

Customers who opt-in to the monthly plan will be given earlier access to the features as part of their membership and continuous testing.

“The Test will be limited to one country initially but will expand as we gain experience and learn the way people use Edit Tweet,” Twitter announced in its blog article. “We’ll be paying attention to how this feature affects how people write, read and interact with tweets.”

Problems with misuse

One reason Twitter has been slow in implementing an edit option is worries about misuse. For instance, users can edit a popular tweet to remove spam, misleading information, or the threat of harassment after it has been posted many times.

Twitter hopes that its 30-minute edit period and the addition of the history of the version will prevent misuse in this way and “help ensure the integrity of conversations and make a public document of the conversation.”

Editing Features Will help maintain the Post’s Momentum

Professionals and celebrities in the social media field can use the edit feature to correct errors and include hashtags in published (and possibly liked and shared) tweets without deleting or reposting.