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


In 2020, Jack Dorsey, co-founder and then-CEO of Twitter said the platform would “probably never” add an edit button. 

In Tuesday’s announcement, Sullivan noted the determinants of the edit button, arguing that it could increase the amount of misleading content on the platform. 

“Protecting the integrity of that public conversation is our top priority when we approach this work,” Sullivan tweeted. “Therefore, it will take time and we will be actively seeking input and adversarial thinking in advance of launching Edit.”

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Twitter Blue users who pay a monthly $3 subscription already have the edit feature, giving them the possibility to edit a tweet before they share it on the platform. 

Twitter shares closed up more than 2% on Tuesday, making the social networking company one of the best-performing tech stocks. The surge marks a 27% jump on Monday, following the announcement of Musk’s share purchase.