Prefer it or not, Twitter is lastly getting an edit button. The corporate confirms that it started engaged on an edit button in 2021, and that it’ll take a look at the function with paid Twitter Blue users within the coming months.
Twitter introduced the brand new function on April 1st, realizing that individuals would suppose it’s a joke. The corporate simply adopted up with a correct announcement, together with a trailer video displaying the edit button in motion.
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) April 5, 2022
Whereas the edit button’s function is fairly apparent (it helps you to edit tweets), we’re not fully certain how the function will work. Within the best-case situation, Twitter will enable customers to see any edits which have been made to a tweet, thereby decreasing confusion on the platform and limiting the unfold of misinformation.
Twitter not directly clarified that Elon Musk has nothing to do with the edit button. Musk not too long ago purchased a 9% stake within the firm (whereas ignoring SEC trade rules) and was appointed to its board of administrators. He additionally shared a poll asking customers in the event that they wished an edit button, to which most responded “sure.”
We’re undecided when the edit button will launch, although it ought to arrive within the coming months. On the time of its launch, it should solely be accessible to paying Twitter Blue customers.