Slowly and steadily, Twitter is making the edit button available for its paid subscribers in the United States. The days after launching the blog post revealed by the medium social media on Thursday, requested features in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
In an official tweet, Twitter introduced that it is expanding the Edit Tweet text to the US, which is currently limited to Twitter’s Blue members.
The users of Twitter have demanded the ability to edit their tweets after publishing them to fix errors, including typos.
However, Twitter and its observers have a discussion about whether allowing tweets to be edited could lead to harmful effects or not. Among the list of harmful effects, some include the spread of misinformation.
Some of the subscribers who pay $4.99, that are around Rs. 410 per month for Twitter Blue members, will be able to edit their tweets “a few times” within 30 minutes of publication.
These members have access to a feature that holds tweets for up to one minute. This allows users to review the tweet and “undo” before publishing the post.
Edited tweets consist of an icon and timestamp to display when the post was last edited. With the use of this, the users will be able to click on the label of an edited tweet to view the edit history and previous versions of the post.
On a recent note, Twitter has launched a feature to enable users to edit tweets in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. The long-awaited editing tool test “went well,” so it is being made more widely available, as per the tweet of a San Francisco-based tech firm. The new feature will be “coming soon” to the United States.
San Francisco-based Twitter is currently trying to reach an agreement, after months of litigation, with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, who proposed to take over the social media company in a $44 billion deal earlier this year.