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Twitter users hail rollout of new edit button

Twitter on Thursday rolled out a long-hoped for function — an edit button — igniting widespread celebrations on-line from customers who’ve been calling for the button for years.

The social media platform posted a blog item saying the button is being examined internally and the function can be supplied initially to customers of its paid Twitter Blue subscription service within the subsequent few weeks.

“When you see an edited Tweet it’s as a result of we’re testing the edit button…that is occurring and also you’ll be okay,” the corporate wrote.

“Tweets will be capable to be edited a number of occasions within the half-hour following their publication,” it continued.

“Edited Tweets will seem with an icon, timestamp, and label so it’s clear to readers that the unique Tweet has been modified.”

The corporate mentioned that readers will even be capable to see previous variations of tweets.

Twitter introduced the brand new function in a tweet.
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In April, Twitter introduced that it had been testing an edit button for a couple of yr. The announcement got here on the identical day the corporate mentioned it was including Tesla CEO Elon Musk to its board of administrators.

Musk, the world’s richest individual, pulled out of the board quickly after and introduced he was shopping for Twitter outright for $44 billion.

“I simply checked to see if it was April 1. I can’t consider that is actually occurring!!!” Eliza Orlins tweeted.

One Twitter account quipped: “Does it work solely on tweets or additionally on offers with Elon Musk?”

Musk is at the moment in courtroom making an attempt to get out of a deal to accumulate Twitter.

Others, nevertheless, weren’t too thrilled over the thought. Keith Olbermann, the previous ESPN and MSNBC host, tweeted: “Most harmful factor you would do. Assume what politicians and fascists might do with it.”

The Twitter account for the Morning Brew information website had enjoyable with the announcement, tweeting: “Twitter introduced this morning that they’re testing an edit button and customers could begin to see edited tweets. Who even needs an edir button?”

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