Orange with Media Services, published on Wednesday 06 April 2022 at 07:20
The option will first be available to subscribers to Twitter Blue, a premium service that gives certain privileges for $3 per month, such as the option to de-tweet.
A small revolution. users of Twitter, the famous social networkannounced on Tuesday 5 April work on a button to edit a message in case of misspelling or other error† “Because everyone is asking… Yes, we’ve been working on an editing feature since last year!” the California company’s communications account tweeted.
The decision was eagerly awaited. Since the inception of Twitter, the users have been asking for such a tool, to correct messages that were drafted and sent too quickly. The new button is first being tested by subscribers to Twitter Blue, a premium service that gives certain privileges for $3 per month, such as the option to de-tweet.
The most requested option
The platform wants to determine “what works, what doesn’t work and what can”she clarified. It’s “the most requested option in years,” Jay Sullivan, Twitter users product manager, said Tuesday. “Right now people are deleting and retweeting (if wrong),” he added on his account.
He also warned that thethe tests would take “time”, because such a button could “be used to edit the archives of a public conversation” unless there are safeguards such as “time limits, controls and transparency about what has been exchanged”. “No, we didn’t come up with this idea thanks to a poll,” the communications team also joked on Tuesday, referring to the new board member, billionaire Elon Musk, who loves polls on his account. tens of millions of subscribers.
Tesla boss became Twitter’s first shareholder by taking a 9.2% stake in the capital, announced Monday. He immediately asked if users wanted an “edit” button. Nearly 4.4 million people voted and about 73% answered “yes”.
“We’ve considered the practicalities (of an edit button) but we probably never will,” Twitter founder Jack Dorsey said in an interview with Wired magazine in January 2021. General Manager position at Parag Agrawal last November.