Twitter might soon let your edit your tweets but it will never forget.
Twitter users will finally get the edit button, which has been a long-awaited feature. Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the microblogging service would never have an edit button, but Twitter has already confirmed that he was wrong. It is working on an edit button, and reports claim that even if you use the edit button, Twitter will preserve a record of all your tweets.
When you press the edit button on Twitter, instead of altering the existing tweet, it creates a new one, according to tipster Jane Manchun Wong. “Looks like Twitter’s Modification Tweet technique is immutable,” Wong tweeted. “Rather than changing the Tweet text within the same Tweet (same ID), it re-creates a new Tweet with the revised content, along with a list of the old Tweets previous to that edit.”
This plainly indicates that, while you may forget what modifications you made to a tweet, Twitter does not.
It’s unclear if Twitter would preserve the record for its own purposes, whether all followers will have access to the information about the changed tweet, or just the account holder. We won’t know how Twitter plans to handle its edit button until the tool is made available to users. According to reports, users may only be able to utilize the function if they pay for it. It’s possible that Twitter will only make it available to Twitter Blue users.
Previously, Twitter had posted on its official account that it is working on a new edit button. Twitter also refused to give credit to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s poll on whether the social media site should get an edit button or not. While Twitter working on an edit button is delightful news for users, it raises some security concerns that Twitter needs to address before rolling out the edit button.
Talking about the safety concerns, Twitter’s VP of Consumer Products, Jay Sullivan, had previously tweeted.
“Edit has been the most requested Twitter feature for many years. People want to be able to fix (sometimes embarrassing) mistakes, typos and hot take at the moment. They currently work around this by deleting and tweeting again. Without things like time limits, controls, and transparency about what has been edited, Edit could be misused to alter the record of the public conversation. Protecting the integrity of that public conversation is our top priority when we approach this work.