Latest Twitter News: You Will Soon Be Able To Edit Tweets

Whilst Twitter is on the decline, engagment wise, bosses have had to make a few changes!

Soon, the days of deleting Tweets after noticing a typo or second-guessing a late-night sentiment will be over — Twitter is finally rolling out a long-anticipated edit feature, the company announced Thursday.

Tests have already begun internally for Twitter employees, and editing is expected to roll out to paid Twitter Blue subscribers by the end of the month.

Twitter Blue users pay $4.99 per month for access to premium features on the platform.

The company cheekily posted to its own platform to let users know that the change was rolling out.

So even though the new Tweet will appear on users’ feeds, the original unedited Tweet will still be accessible.

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The rollout of the edit button will put Twitter among the ranks of other social media giants like Facebook and Instagram which have long offered edit features for posts and captions.

“Given that this is our most requested feature to date, we wanted to both update you on our progress and give you a heads up that, even if you’re not in a test group, everyone will still be able to see if a Tweet has been edited,” the company clarified in a blog post.

On April 1, Twitter announced that it was testing an edit feature.

Elon Musk, who is currently in a war with Twitter over his attempt to back out of his $44 billion bid to purchase the company, polled his followers three days later about whether or not they thought that Twitter should have an edit button. Overwhelmingly, nearly 74% said answered yes.

Musk formally made his bid 21 days later.

Thursday’s announcement brought in mixed feelings among Twitter users, many expressing worry that the feature would “ruin” Twitter and its permanence.

Twitter was down over 41% year over year as of Thursday afternoon.

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