Twitter Edit Button is Coming, Is this Elon's Magic?


Twitter has confirmed that they are working to bring an edit button since last year. The feature will go live in the coming months and will be available first for Twitter Blue users which is a subscription model of Twitter.

This came after Elon Musk became the largest shareholder of Twitter with 9.2% stake. Musk had posted a poll if users wanted an edit button on Twitter or not, to which 73.6% of users voted yes.

This move comes as a welcome change as earlier Jack Dorsey was against the addition of an edit button to tweets and has said that they will never add that. Jack has praised Elon in his tweet and he thinks that both Parag and Musk will be an amazing team together.

Jay Sulivan, Head of Consumer Product of Twitter shared that the company will add an edit button by following these basic factors – time limits, controls, and transparency. This will be done to prevent any misuse or altering of the record of the public conversation.

The edit button is something very crucial and we expect the company to add some important parameters to prevent any kind of misuse. We expect that the company might add a time limit of 5 to 10 minutes to let users edit their typos.

When a tweet is edited, an icon might appear next to the time at the bottom (or it could be anywhere) that shows this tweet was “edited”. Such an option on Twitter will let users check what was posted before that edit and what the context is.