New Delhi: Microblogging site Twitter has announced that it is testing an ‘edit’ button, which will soon be made available for paid subscribers. The ‘Edit Tweet’ feature has been “most requested in the history of the platform”, Twitter said.
The new feature is currently being tested internally. It will be expanded to some users of its Twitter Blue subscription service, the social media platform said.
The edit function will give users 30 minutes to make changes such as fixing typos or adding hashtags after first publishing a tweet.
To make it clear that a tweet has been modified, they’ll be labelled and appear with an icon and timestamp. Users can look up past versions of the tweet by tapping the label.
Twitter said it’s testing the edit feature with a small group of users so it can identify and resolve potential issues.
“This includes how people might misuse the feature,” the company said in a blog post. “You can never be too careful.”
The time limit and version history play an important role, Twitter said. “They help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said.”
(With PTI inputs)