Subscribers to the premium version of Twitter Blue will finally be able to edit their tweets: developers are already testing a new feature.
Twitter Blue subscribers will soon be able to edit their posts (they pay $4.99 per month for access to premium features). Today, only Americans, Canadians, New Zealanders and Australians can issue such a subscription, but only one country will be selected for testing the new product.
Twitter representatives notified users on their page on the social network: “If you see a modified tweet, we are testing the edit button. It happened, everything will be fine.”
You can only edit your tweet a few times. It will not be possible to do this at any time - only half an hour is given for editing from the moment it is posted. After the expiration of this period, no changes will be made. A post that has been edited will receive a special icon, a timestamp, and a link to the entire edit history. Twitter representatives explain that this is necessary to improve communication among users, maintain honesty, openness and reduce stress while being on the social network.
A bit of history: Twitter's post editing feature is a rather controversial topic. Discussions about its necessity have been going on for several years. Opponents argued their position with the expected abuse when changes are made after mass retweets of already posted text. In 2020, Jack Dorsey, co-founder and ex-CEO of Twitter, said that the social network will probably never have an editing feature. Not much time passed, and in the spring of 2022, Elon Musk, who was planning to buy the company, launched a massive poll on Twitter on this topic. According to its results, it turned out that as many as 73.6% of the 4.4 million users who participated in the survey were in favor of such a feature.