Twitter is testing a popular edit button, a feature it will roll out to paying subscribers in the coming weeks, the social media company confirmed Thursday.
For years, Twitter users have been demanding the ability to edit their tweets post-publication to fix errors like typos.
These requests have led to jokes online that Twitter would rather introduce another product like newsletters before offering users the most requested feature.
The days of Covfefe, the infamous Trump typo, will soon be a thing of the past as the public demands have been heard and accepted. Users can edit their tweets “a few times” within 30 minutes of publication, Twitter said in a blog post.
“Edit Tweet is tested internally by our team. The test will then be rolled out initially to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks. As this is our most requested feature to date, we wanted to update and update you on our progress and a notice that everyone can see if a tweet has been edited, even if you’re not in a test group.
“Later this month we will be extending access to Edit Tweet to Twitter Blue subscribers. As part of their subscription, they get early access to features and help us test them before they come to Twitter. The test will initially be limited to a single country and expanded as we learn and observe how people use Edit Tweet. We’ll also be paying close attention to how the feature impacts how people read, write, and interact with Tweets,” the blog post reads.
Edited tweets have an icon and a timestamp to show when the post was last edited. Users can click the label of an edited tweet to see the edit history and previous versions of the post.
Twitter has been experimenting with versions of an edit button. Subscribers to Twitter Blue, the company’s paid subscription product, currently have access to a feature that saves tweets for up to a minute, allowing users to review and “undo” the tweet before the post is published.
https://www.independent.ie/news/twitter-to-roll-out-long-awaited-edit-button-to-paid-subscribers-within-weeks-41953688.html Twitter is rolling out the long-awaited edit button to paying subscribers within weeks