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Twitter starts testing capability to edit tweets

Twitter announced Thursday it has started internal testing of a long-requested feature which will allow visitors to edit tweets once they are sent.

Be smart: This type of feature has topped customer requests for a long time, however the tricky part is allowing edits without opening the entranceway to spam and misinformation.

Driving the news headlines: Twitter said its edit feature has been tested internally and can expand to “a select group including Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks.”The business had said in April it planned to begin with testing editable tweets, soon after Elon Musk had polled his followers on if they wanted to have the ability to edit posts.

How it operates: In its current iteration, the edit feature allows customers to improve their tweets “several times” within 30 minutes of posting.

  • An edited tweet can look having an icon, timestamp, and label to create clear that it has has been modified.
  • Tapping the icon will need viewers to a brief history link, that may include past versions of the tweet.
  • If someone retweets (or quote tweets) a post that’s later edited, the version that has been shared will stay visible, plus a label that says a “new version of the tweet can be acquired.” Simply clicking that will talk about the most recent version of the tweet.

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