Twitter has confirmed that it is working on an edit button, days after jokingly mentioning it in a tweet. This was shared by the company, via a tweet on its official handle. The company revealed that the feature has been in testing, since last year. According to the company, it will start piloting it with Twitter Blue members “in the coming months.
The tweet reads;
Now that everyone is asking, yes, we’ve been working on an edit feature since last year! No, we didn’t get the idea from a poll 😉We’re kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.
Check out the tweet below;
now that everyone is asking…
yes, we’ve been working on an edit feature since last year!
no, we didn’t get the idea from a poll 😉
we’re kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) April 5, 2022
Speaking of the feature, Jay Sullivan, Head of Consumer Product, Twitter, said:
We’ve been exploring how to build an Edit feature in a safe manner since last year and plan to begin testing it within Labs in the coming months. Sharing a few more insights on how we’re thinking about Edit button. Edit has been the most requested Twitter feature for many years. People want to be able to fix (sometimes embarrassing) mistakes, typos and hot takes in the moment.
They currently work around this by deleting and tweeting again. Without things like time limits, controls, and transparency about what has been edited, Edit could be misused to alter the record of the public conversation. Protecting the integrity of that public conversation is our top priority when we approach this work. Therefore, it will take time and we will be actively seeking input and adversarial thinking in advance of launching Edit. We will approach this feature with care and thoughtfulness and we will share updates as we go.
This is just one feature we are exploring as we work to give people more choice and control over their Twitter experience, foster a healthy conversation, and help people be more comfortable on Twitter. These are the things that motivate us every day.
Twitter currently has no edit button, the closest they have to an edit button, is the undo option, which is only available to Twitter Blue subscribers who pay for additional Twitter features. While the company is working on rolling out the feature to Twitter Blue subscribers, it is unclear whether or not, if the company plans to make it available to all users of the platform.