After a long wait of 15 years, Twitter has finally decided to give an edit button to its users. The much-awaited edit button is based on more transparency and honesty. Along with showing the edit history for every tweet, the edited tweet will also feature a banner saying something like “this tweet has been edited.”
The company announced the edit button through a tweet that took everyone by surprise. Twitter’s official account tweeted – “if you see an edited tweet it’s because we’re testing the edit button. This is happening and you’ll be okay.”
According to Twitter, the users will get 30 minutes to edit their tweet after it has been posted. However, it is still not specified how many times they will be allowed to edit their tweet. Twitter said that the users will be allowed to edit their tweets “a few times.”
The edit button is still in the testing phase and a lot of decisions will depend on how it performs during this testing. Another notable feature of this upcoming edit button is that it will only be available to the paid users of Twitter Blue. The social networking giant is trying to pull out all the stops and be as careful as possible with this testing. The testing will start small and will gradually move its way to more users.
While the jury is still out on whether Twitter should have an edit button or not, social media users are waiting for the launch and see what it has to offer!