Twitter to Add Edit Feature for Tweets

Twitter announced on April 5 that it’s working on adding an edit feature to posts.

The social media giant said that it has been working on adding an edit button to allow users to tweak their posts since 2021.

Twitter said that it will begin testing the feature “in the coming months” with subscribers to Twitter Blue, its paid platform.

Twitter’s head of consumer products Jay Sullivan said that the company has been exploring how to add the feature “in a safe manner,” warning that the feature could be misused.

“Without things like time limits, controls, and transparency about what has been edited, Edit could be misused to alter the record of the public conversation. Protecting the integrity of that public conversation is our top priority when we approach this work,” Sullivan said.

“Therefore, it will take time and we will be actively seeking input and adversarial thinking in advance of launching Edit. We will approach this feature with care and thoughtfulness,” Sullivan added.

An edit feature has been “the most requested Twitter feature for many years,” according to Sullivan.

In the announcement, Twitter said, “No, we didn’t get the idea from a poll,” referring to a post by Elon Musk who asked his followers on April 4 if the social media site should have an edit button.

Musk, ranked the world’s richest person by the Bloomberg Billionaire index, became Twitter’s largest shareholder after buying roughly a 9% stake in the company.

Musk will also be joining Twitter’s board, Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal announced.


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