The long-awaited ‘Edit Button’ is finally arriving on the microblogging platform Twitter. The new feature will allow users to edit a tweet multiple times within 30 minutes.
“If you see an edited tweet, it’s because we’re testing the edit button,” Twitter officials said Thursday in a tweet. You can be confident.”
Twitter will roll out the experimental feature to ‘Twitter Blue’ users in the coming weeks, according to the BBC. This ‘premium’ service of the microblogging platform costs $4.99 per month.
Twitter Blue is now available in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. However, only one country’s users are being tested with the ‘edit button,’ according to the BBC.
Twitter has provided various details about the new feature on its blog. They stated that if the tweet is edited, a separate icon, timestamp, and ‘edit history’ link will be added next to it.
The new feature was created to “maintain the integrity of the discussion and keep an open public record of what is said,” according to Twitter.
According to the microblogging platform, the new feature will make “tweeting easier and less stressful.”
Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey once stated that the platform would “never add an edit button.”
That situation changed after the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk and the world’s richest man, appeared on the Twitter scene. Musk tweeted in April, asking regular platform users if they wanted an edit button. In the same month, he caused a stir in the technology market by offering to buy all of Twitter’s shares for $4 billion.
Do you want an edit button?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
The edit button was preferred by 73.6 percent of the 4.4 million Twitter users who responded to Musk’s survey.