Editing tweets after they have been sent is one of the vital requested features from Twitter’s hundreds of thousands of each day users. Now it seems the social media firm is finally working on a strategy to change what’s been written after it’s posted online. The corporate has just confirmed that it has begun testing an edit function which it hopes to roll out to users in the approaching months. Once activated, it can allow fans to alter words, correct typos and add hashtags that might need been missed.
This upgrade is currently only available to the interior team at Twitter although they’ve teased the brand new feature via a tweet that simply reads, “that is an edited Tweet. We’re testing it.” This message has since had over 160,000 likes with fans clearly comfortable in regards to the upcoming upgrade.
Announcing the changes, Twitter said in a blog post: “It’s true: Edit Tweet is being tested by our team internally.
“We’re hoping that, with the provision of Edit Tweet, Tweeting will feel more approachable and fewer stressful. It’s best to give you the chance to take part in the conversation in a way that is smart to you, and we’ll keep working on ways in which make it feel effortless to do exactly that.”
Once the interior trails are over, the function will then be available to Twitter Blue subscribers before being rolled out to the masses.
Twitter says that extensive trials are happening to assist the corporate incorporate feedback while identifying and resolving potential issues.
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Some are still concerned in regards to the impact of getting tweets which will be edited after they have been sent with worries that the feature may very well be abused. That is clearly why extensive testing is happening.
Speaking earlier this 12 months in regards to the recent feature, Twitter’s Jay Sullivan said: “Edit has been probably the most requested Twitter feature for a few years. People wish to give you the chance to repair (sometimes embarrassing) mistakes, typos and hot takes within the moment. They currently work around this by deleting and tweeting again.
“Without things like deadlines, controls, and transparency about what has been edited, Edit may very well be misused to change the record of the general public conversation.
“Protecting the integrity of that public conversation is our top priority once we approach this work.”
There isn’t any word on a release just yet or if it can only remain available for those with a blue tick but watch this space.