Finally: Twitter introduces its long-awaited edit button

There is an edit button According to Twitter Coming soon to Twitter Blue subscribers. Users can edit a tweet 30 minutes after it is posted.

Tweets edited after publishing have a clickable label that shows previous versions of the message. Twitter is already testing the edit button with the first groups of users and will roll out the functionality to all Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks.

Twitter Blue, which costs $5 a month, is currently only available in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is not yet known when the subscription will appear in the Netherlands.

Doubt for years

Twitter has been hesitating behind the scenes about a button that can edit tweets for years. In 2013, founder Jack Dorsey said the feature would “probably never arrive” in 2020, but earlier this year the company already promised the Edit button would arrive.

The promise came after Tesla CEO Elon Musk became a major Twitter shareholder and asked his followers if they wanted an edit button. A majority of voters said ‘yes’, after which Twitter confirmed the development of the feature.

concern

By showing earlier versions of edited tweets, Twitter hopes to address concerns about misuse of the feature. Critics worry about the situation where a post with a link to the original contains new content. A tweet can be popular for its original content, edited seamlessly.

Twitter tries to reassure users when announcing the new button: “It’s going to be great.”

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