Twitter has confirmed that it is developing an edit button.
Twitter has announced that it is developing an edit button that would allow users to make changes to tweets after they have been published. It comes after Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a new board member, polled his Twitter followers on whether they wanted the functionality.
Many users have requested an edit button for a long time, however, there are worries regarding how to implement it. Twitter has stated that it will begin testing the concept in the coming months.
The social media firm’s communications staff tweeted.
“Now that everyone is asking… yeah, we’ve been working on an edit function since last year!” the social media firm’s communications staff tweeted.
The statement continued:
“No, we didn’t get the idea from a poll,”
“In the coming months, we’ll begin testing within @TwitterBlue Labs to see what works, what doesn’t, and what’s conceivable.”
Users that subscribe to Twitter Blue, the platform’s subscription service, gain first access to beta features.
He did say, though, that the company was looking at ways to build the feature “safely.”
“Without time limitations, controls, and information about what has been modified, Edit might be used to tamper with the public record,” he stated. “When we approach this work, protecting the integrity of that public conversation is our primary responsibility.”
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stated in 2018 that the company will “probably never” introduce the feature due to worries about transparency. However, Facebook and Instagram, two competing social networking networks, already enable users to modify their posts, and Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, appears to be open to the notion.
Elon Musk initiated a poll on Monday after revealing that he owned 9.2% of Twitter, making him the company’s largest shareholder. He was named to the board of directors of Twitter on Tuesday. Over four million people have already voted in the survey. On April 1, Twitter said that it was testing an edit button, however, this was widely misinterpreted as an April Fool’s joke.