After years of waiting and controversy, the social networking platform Twitter has sent out the first edited tweet after the broadcast with the new “edit” button sent by an official account of the platform.
This tweet is a model of what will be available to users after Twitter’s decision to allow users to modify their tweets after publishing them. This feature will initially be available to paid Twitter Blue subscribers before rolling out at a later time.
The website Cnet.com, which specializes in technology topics, indicated that this first edited tweet was sent from an account on “Twitter Blue”, but it gives enough idea about the new feature.
It was quite clear that the tweet had been modified because its timing statement would be preceded by a pencil symbol and the word “latest edit”. When a user views edited Tweets on their page, a pencil icon will appear next to the time box for those Tweets.
And many users of the Twitter platform demanded that they provide the ability to modify tweets after they were broadcast, but CEO Jack Dorsey insisted at the time to reject this step as it would harm the credibility of the tweets, and he said in 2020 that the platform would not add this feature at all, while the company confirmed that it has been developing the new feature since last April.
Jay Sullivan, Twitter’s general manager of consumer products and revenue, said, “Editing goes beyond just correcting typos; it relieves pressure on the user while writing a Tweet, especially for users who don’t tweet regularly…This is one of many features we’re exploring to help people join in. to global talks on their terms.”
Twitter Blue, which has a subscription of $ 5 per month, allows users to undo tweets and not show ads when reading posts.