Twitter is launching an edit button for the first time after years of debate about whether such a feature was a good idea for a product known for making posts go viral.
The edit feature will soon be available to users who pay $US4.99 ($7.35) a month for a subscription to Twitter Blue, a service available in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The feature will be called Edit Tweet and will let users change their tweet in the 30 minutes after it was originally published. Edited tweets will carry a label, and other Twitter users will be able to click on the label to see prior versions of the post.
Twitter hinted that the edit feature would eventually be rolled out to all users.Credit:AP
Twitter said it was testing the edit feature with a small group of users so it could identify and resolve potential issues. The edit button will then roll out to Twitter Blue users in the coming weeks.
“This includes how people might misuse the feature,” the company said in a blog post. “You can never be too careful.”