Twitter Will Soon Add an “Edit Button” Feature To Its Platform, According to a Statement

Twitter - Marten Bjork via Unsplash
Twitter - Marten Bjork via Unsplash

Twitter is testing a new edit button feature, according to a company statement on Tuesday. 

The update has been one of the most demanded changes to the social platform for more than a decade. At the moment, to fix a typo in a tweet, people have to delete the publication and resend a new tweet instead, limiting the reach of the tweet to other users. 

“Edit has been the most requested Twitter feature for many years. People want to be able to fix (sometimes embarrassing) mistakes, typos and hot takes in the moment,” tweeted Jay Sullivan, Twitter’s vice president of consumer product.

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The decision came on the same day as Twitter announced that the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX will be joining Twitter’s board of directors. The richest man in the world secured a 9.2% stake in Twitter, according to a regulatory filing. Musk tweeted a poll to his followers asking them if Twitter should add an edit feature. 

Parag Agrawal, twitter’s current CEO retweeted the poll saying “The consequences of this poll will be important.”