Tweets that are permanently misspelled may soon become extinct.
Twitter has announced that an editing function will be available to customers of its premium Twitter Blue service later this month.
In an update on its plans to provide an edit button, Facebook stated that it has been internally testing the function, which it claims is one of the most requested features to date.
After publishing a tweet, users will have 30 minutes to make adjustments to their 280-character messages, such as fixing errors or adding hashtags.
To indicate that a tweet has been edited, it will be labelled and will display an icon and timestamp. By tapping the label, users can view previous versions of the tweet.
Twitter stated that it is testing the edit feature with a small number of users in order to discover and resolve any concerns.
In a blog post, the business stated, “This includes how users may misuse the tool.” “It’s impossible to be too cautious.”
According to Twitter, the time limit and version history are crucial. They produce a record of what was said that is available to the public and assist preserve the integrity of the conversation.
Twitter made a suggestion that all users would eventually be able to use the edit tool. According to spokesperson Stephanie Cortez, testing allows the business to “prepare for and anticipate what might happen if we offer it to everyone” and learn how it affects how users use Twitter.
Many Twitter users have long pleaded for an edit button, including Kim Kardashian, Ice T, Katy Perry, and the corporate account for McDonald’s.
After Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked his followers if they wanted an edit button, the business announced in April that it has been working on the feature since last year. About 4.4 million respondents, or about 75%, indicated yes.
Later that month, Musk made a bid to purchase Twitter for $44 billion with the assurance that under his leadership, the service would undergo significant modifications. Since then, he has made an attempt to back out of the agreement, citing worries about bogus accounts and whistleblower claims of bad cybersecurity, which has set the scenario for a contentious court dispute over whether he must complete the purchase.
The Cost for Twitter’s Premium service is $4.99 per month.