Twitter finally develops an edit tweet feature

Wednesday, 6 April 2022 (2 months ago) 24 views
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((TakeAPK)) – It’s almost a joke, because Twitter users have always wanted it: an editing feature. But it looks like the feature could be coming soon, and not just because of Elon Musk.

Twitter announced that it was developing a way for users to edit tweets after they were posted. Imagine you tweeted something, but then read it again and realized you posted a mistake. With the edit button, you can fix your mistakes without having to delete and retweet the tweet and mess up all the replies and retweets. Twitter plans tothe next few months”.

2018, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pointed out that the edit feature could open the door for users to change the meaning of a tweet after it was shared, dashing any hopes of an edit feature. Two years later, he reiterated that sentiment, saying Twitter would “probably never“Release edits. However, critics argue that Twitter can always display a history of edits, allowing users to see all typos of the original tweet as well as updated versions.

So the belief that edited tweets could be misleading later on never really held true.

Interestingly, the tide started to turn when Parag Agrawal became Twitter’s CEO.In fact, in April Fools, Twitter’s official account says it’s “developing editing capabilities.” Then, when Elon Musk bought a 9.2% stake in the company, he shared a poll with his Twitter followers asking whether the platform should introduce editorial features. A broad majority is in favor.

Now, Jay Sullivan, the company’s vice president of consumer products, says the editing feature has been “the most popular Twitter feature for years,” and Twitter has been exploring it since last year. “Without time limits, controls, and transparency about editorial content, editors can be abused to alter the record of public conversations,” he explained.

“As we carry out this work, protecting the integrity of the open dialogue is our top priority.”

If you do activate the edit feature, it will be different from the undo feature that lets you recall a tweet before sharing it.This only applies to blue subscribers.

Written by Maggie Tillman.

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