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Twitter is testing the ability to edit tweets

Published on September 1, 2022, 6:25 pm

This is one of the options that users have been asking for for a long time. Twitter, which has been working on a button to correct an already posted post since April, passed a new milestone this Thursday towards its eventual generalization. The social network claims to be specifically testing the “Edit Tweet” feature.

This feature is currently undergoing internal testing by the Twitter teams. It should be available to Twitter Blue paid plan subscribers “in the coming weeks.” This formula is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Ability to edit tweets multiple times

“As with any new feature, we are voluntarily testing the Edit Tweet feature with a limited audience to help us identify and fix potential issues before making it available to everyone,” the company said in a statement.

“Through testing, we hope to quickly understand how it is being used and how it affects the way people read and tweet,” the group adds.

The test will not necessarily be constant for all users of the social network. Currently, a new feature allows you to edit tweets multiple times within 30 minutes of posting. Edited posts will be accompanied by a symbol to clearly indicate that the original post has been modified.

Request backed by Elon Musk

Requires transparency, the platform plans to make it possible to access previous versions of the message. This is to help “protect the integrity of the conversation” and “allow everyone to see what was said,” Twitter said. This reduces the risk of manipulation.

Many users regret not being able to edit messages that contain errors or unwanted language because they were written too quickly or under the influence of emotions. Elon Musk, who is currently in a legal battle with Twitter over the takeover of the platform, has repeatedly backed the request.

With AFP

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