The microblogging site, Twitter finally confirmed that it is working on developing an edit button feature for its platform since 2021 saying it has plans to test the feature to soon be a reality. The feature which is now being on test by Twitter officials has been requested by the users many times, especially during any uncertainty they make with a post.
Twitter plans to begin testing this edit button in the coming months. Twitter’s communications team posted about the edit button, and interestingly it was on April first, the team posted about introducing an edit button, there everyone thought it was an April fool joke. However, Twitter officials have been conducting tests to determine how the new feature will work while saying that they “didn’t get the idea from a poll”.
Twitter head of consumer products, Jay Sullivan 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 @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months. Sharing a few more insights on how we’re thinking about Edit.”
The word that the company would start testing an edit feature on Twitter Blue came after newly-named board member Elon Musk conducted an online poll. “Now that everyone is asking… yes, we’ve been working on an edit feature since last year,” the company said in a tweet.
However, Jay Sullivan also believes that “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.” Elon Musk in his tweet asked the viewers, “Do you want an edit button”? Almost 73.6 % reacted ‘YES’ while 26.4% voted ‘NO’. This created a major impact on Twitter after which Twitter came forward to say that they have been planning to introduce the Edit button for a year.
Musk revealed on Twitter that he now owns 9.2 percent of the company, making it the largest shareholder in the company. This comes shortly after he publicly questioned Twitter’s commitment to freedom of speech and asked users if they needed a new platform.