The recent announcement from Twitter has been quite heartening. Social networking service has proclaimed to begin experimenting with an edit button. However, the option will be available only on its monthly subscription service on the initial basis.
Less than 3 days ago, the CEO of Tesla and world’s richest billionaire Elon Musk became Twitter’s largest shareholder. He took to the platform by conducting an online poll where he asked if users would like an edit button. 73.6% of the users loved the notion. This is probably one of the many reasons Twitter will begin testing much-needed edit button.
On its communication account, Twitter confirmed the development by tweeting:
“Now that everyone is asking… yes, we’ve been working on an edit feature since last year”
Without any doubts, an edit button is one of the most requested features on Twitter for quite some time. Users would want to tweak their tweets especially after an embarrassing typo or a mistake.
Twitter’s head of consumer product, Jay Sullivan affirmed by stating:
“People want to be able to fix (sometimes embarrassing) mistakes, typos and hot takes in the moment. They currently work around this by deleting and tweeting again”
The feature is currently in the testing phase. It will become available for Twitter Blue at first. Essentially, Twitter Blue is accessible for users in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States on iOS and Android at a mere $3 monthly subscription fee. As a subscriber, a user gets special access to different contents and features.
Former CEO of Twitter was never a fan of an edit button
The co-founder and the former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, never endorsed the idea of an edit button. He always opposed it by believing that a viral tweet could be tweaked and the notion of edit could alter its meaning or context.
On the contrary, Jay Sullivan believed otherwise. He addressed the concern of Jack Dorsey in his posts by arguing:
“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”
Moreover, Jay also assured that Twitter’s foremost priority is to protect the integrity of the public conversation. He also commented that edit button will take time before it gets launched completely. There will be test and trials besides it is rolled out for the users.