Twitter has added a way to edit tweets. This is the biggest change since the micro-blogging site became a popular way to share information, even among governments.
How does it function?
Users will have up to 30 minutes after a tweet has been published to make corrections using the edit button. The published tweet will include identifiers such as a label, timestamp, and a symbol indicating that it has been modified. Additionally, Twitter users will be able to view all the changes made to the original content by clicking the tweet.
A feature that would enable users to alter posts after they have been published has been requested by many of Twitter’s estimated 320 million active users. Even though users had repeatedly asked, Twitter had long refused.
Concerns Regarding The Feature
In an interview with Wired in 2020, Twitter’s CEO at the time, Jack Dorsey, said that the “edit tweet” feature would “probably never” be added, because it could lead to the spread of false information. A “edit tweet” option might be used to amend claims after they have been tweeted or endorsed, several tech experts have said. The edit button is now next to the undo button on Twitter Blue. The undo button lets users cancel a tweet up to 30 seconds after pressing the send button.
Twitter edit tweets update availability
The ability to edit a tweet will be made available to Twitter Blue subscribers later this month. They help us test things before they are released to Twitter and get early access to features as part of their subscription, according to the Twitter blog post. As of right now, Tweets cannot be modified. To reflect the modifications, it has to be tweeted once again.