Like it or not, Twitter is finally getting an edit button. The company confirms it started work on an edit button in 2021 and will be testing the feature with paid Twitter Blue users in the coming months.
Twitter announced the new feature on April 1, knowing full well that people would take it as a joke. The company just followed up with a proper announcement, including a trailer video showing the edit button in action.
— Twitter Communications (@TwitterComms) April 5, 2022
While the edit button’s purpose is pretty obvious (it lets you edit tweets), we’re not exactly sure how the feature will work. At its best, Twitter allows users to see any edits made to a tweet, reducing confusion on the platform and limiting the spread of misinformation.
Twitter indirectly made it clear that Elon Musk had nothing to do with the edit button. Musk recently bought a 9% stake in the company (while ignoring SEC trading rules) and was appointed to its board of directors. He also shared a poll asking users if they would like an edit button, to which most responded yes.
We’re not sure when the edit button will launch, although it should arrive in the coming months. At the time of its release, it will only be available to paying Twitter Blue users.
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