Twitter has announced that it has been working on an editing feature and will begin testing it in the coming months.
The social media giant said the feature has been in the works since last year.
This follows news that Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has acquired a 9.2% stake in the company and joined its board of directors.
now that everyone is asking…
Yes, we’ve been working on an editing feature since last year!
no, we didn’t come up with the idea from a survey 😉
We start the tests inside @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what’s working, what’s not, and what’s possible.
— Twitter Communications (@TwitterComms) April 5, 2022
The billionaire tech entrepreneur tweeted a poll asking users if they wanted the feature added.
It’s currently not possible to edit tweets after they’ve been sent.
Taking to Twitter, the social media platform wrote: “Now that everyone is asking…
“Yes, we’ve been working on an editing feature since last year!”
Want an edit button?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
“No, we didn’t get the idea from a survey,” it said, adding a winking emoji.
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“We’ll begin testing within the @TwitterBlue Labs over the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.”
Twitter Blue Labs is the platform’s subscription service that offers early access to features.
News of Mr Musk’s appointment to Twitter’s board of directors was shared on Tuesday by its CEO Parag Agrawal, who said Mr Musk will make the company “stronger in the long term”.
“I am pleased to announce that we are appointing @elonmusk to our board!” he tweeted.
I am pleased to announce that we are appointing @elonmusk to our board! Through discussions with Elon over the last few weeks, we realized that he would bring great value to our board.
— Parag Agrawal (@paraga) April 5, 2022
“Through discussions with Elon over the past few weeks, we have realized that he will bring great value to our board.”
“He’s both an ardent supporter and intense critic of the service, which is exactly what we need on @Twitter and in the boardroom to make us stronger over the long term. Welcome Elon!”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/twitter-announces-it-is-working-on-an-edit-feature-41524863.html Twitter announces that it is working on an “edit” function