Twitter has been observed working on a feature that would allow users to edit their tweets. For the first time, the feature has been noticed on the Web interface, and it may eventually find its way to the Android and iOS apps. Users have been requesting the option to alter tweets after they have been published for numerous years. Twitter has already announced that an edit button is in the works and will be available to Twitter Blue users in the coming months.
Developer Alessandro Paluzzi discovered the edit button for on the web interface and uploaded screenshots of the feature on Twitter. After a tweet is posted, a three-dot menu appears with an Edit Tweet option under the View Tweet Analytics option. According to Paluzzi’s screenshot, hitting the button will open the composer window, which will let you to change (or rewrite) the tweet, with a blue Update button replacing the standard Tweet button.
While this is the first time the new edit button has been seen, it is probable that the functionality will change and evolve while it is being developed. It is presently unknown how much time users will get to alter their tweets. Another Twitter user, Nima Owji (@nima owji), provided an animation of the feature in action, noting that users cannot edit or adjust the audience of a tweet after it has been posted at the time..
On April 1, the service initially mentioned the edit button in a tweet, stating that it was in the works. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently made a $43 billion (approximately Rs. 3,28,250 crore) bid to buy the firm, polled Twitter earlier this month about whether the platform should feature an edit button.
Musk had tweeted the poll shortly after revealing that he had a 9.2% stake in the company, and Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal reposted Musk’s poll, saying that the poll’s results would be significant. He had said, “Please vote wisely.” In more recent news, Musk has launched a hostile takeover bid on Twitter for $43 billion (approximately Rs. 3,27,420 crore).
Meanwhile, on April 5, Twitter stated that it was working on the ability to edit tweets, which would be available to Twitter Blue members in the coming months, but the company has yet to reveal whether (or when) the capability will finally roll out to all users.