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’s going to check the characteristic with paid Twitter Blue customers within the coming months.
Twitter introduced the brand new characteristic on April 1st, figuring out that individuals would suppose it’s a joke. The corporate simply adopted up with a correct announcement, together with a trailer video exhibiting the edit button in motion.
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) April 5, 2022
Whereas the edit button’s objective is fairly apparent (it permits you to edit tweets), we’re not solely positive how the characteristic will work. Within the best-case situation, Twitter will permit customers to see any edits which were 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 just lately purchased a 9% stake within the firm (whereas ignoring SEC commerce guidelines) and was appointed to its board of administrators. He additionally shared a ballot asking customers in the event that they needed 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’ll solely be obtainable to paying Twitter Blue customers.