The famous social network Twitter announced Tuesday that it is working on a button to edit a message in case of a spelling mistake or other error while many users are calling for a tool of this type. This feature should first be tested by subscribers of the premium service Twitter Blue.
It may be a detail for you, but for Twitter users it matters a lot: the famous social network announced Tuesday that it is working on a button to edit a message in case of a spelling mistake or other error. “Since everyone is asking… Yes, we’ve been working on an editing feature since last year!” tweeted the California-based company’s communications account.
Since the beginning of Twitter, its users have been calling for a tool of this type, to correct messages composed and sent too quickly. The new button will first be tested by subscribers to Twitter Blue, a premium service that gives certain privileges for $ 3 per month, such as the option to cancel a tweet. The platform wants to determine “what works, what doesn’t work and what is possible,” she said.
The option “the most requested in years”
This is the “most requested option in years,” Jay Sullivan, a Twitter manager in charge of user products, acknowledged Tuesday. “Right now, people are deleting and re-tweeting (if they make a mistake),” he added on his account. He also warned that testing would take “time” because such a button could “be used to change the archive of a public conversation” unless there are safeguards such as “time limits, controls and transparency on what was changed.”
“No, we didn’t get this idea from a poll,” the communications team also joked Tuesday, referring to its newest board member, billionaire Elon Musk, who is fond of polls on his Twitter account with tens of millions of followers.
Elon Musk takes up the issue
The Tesla boss became the first shareholder of Twitter by taking a 9.2% stake in the capital, announced Monday. In the process, he asked if users wanted an “edit” button. Nearly 4.4 million people voted, and about 73% said “yes.”
“We’ve considered the practicalities (of an edit button), but we’ll probably never do it,” Twitter founder Jack Dorsey had said in an interview with Wired magazine in January 2021. He handed over the CEO position to Parag Agrawal last November.