Twitter Will Let You Edit Your Tweets, But There’s A Catch

This much requested feature will be rolling out in the coming weeks.
(credit: Malay Mail)

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Have you ever been in a situation where you posted your tweet but found out a few minutes later that you wrote the wrong thing or there’s a typo and you have to redo the whole tweet again because you can’t edit it? It is super inconvenient how a social media platform as big as Twitter doesn’t have this simple feature. After more than 16 years, they are finally letting you edit your post, but you have to pay for it.

In a report by the Malay Mail, Twitter will finally implement the much requested edit feature in the coming weeks. But only for paid subscribers.

(credit: Twitter)

Twitter announced in a blog post that subscribers who pay USD4.99 (RM22.40) per month for Twitter Blue will soon have the option to alter their tweets “a few times” within 30 minutes of publication.

In April 2022, Musk posted a poll to his tens of millions of followers asking if they wanted an edit button. More than 70% of respondents voted yes.

Twitter and its critics have argued about whether allowing for the editing of tweets may have negative outcomes, such the dissemination of false information.

Amended tweets will indicate the last time the message was edited along with a symbol. An amended tweet’s label will allow users to explore the post’s edit history and earlier revisions by clicking on it.

Before this, Twitter experimented with a pseudo-edit feature. The company’s paid membership service, Twitter Blue, offers users access to a feature that stores tweets for up to one minute so they may examine them and retract the tweet before they are sent.

For now, the company didn’t say whether the edit feature will be available to all users and only replied:

Twitter was testing the feature to anticipate what might happen if we bring it to everyone.

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