Users have not been able to edit tweets on Twitter for a few years. After considerable anticipation, Twitter has revealed that the much-desired feature—the ability to edit tweets—is finally coming. With this revelation, Twitter made it known that users would be able to edit tweets up to 30 minutes after they have been published when this functionality becomes live. Although this information appeared to be sufficient, the firm has announced that users will only be able to alter tweets five times during the course of a 30-minute period.
This amount seems more than plenty to me for adding tags or fixing typos. By altering the tweet’s text in real time, the corporation appears to be trying to dissuade users from abusing one another. In response to a question on this, the firm stated that it is including the number of times tweets are modified in order to analyse users’ behaviour and how many times users are allowed to change the tweet in the allotted time period.
The Edit Tweet function will initially only be accessible to those who choose a premium membership, although it won’t be offered to all paying users at once. According to the firm, New Zealand-based customers will be the first to receive Australia, Canada, and the United States customers of Twitter Blue will subsequently get the feature.
Many experts believed that the edit feature could be used to spread false information and political hoaxes when the company announced its plans to introduce it on its platforms. However, this may be examined after everyone has access to the functionality. Although it’s too soon to predict how people will utilise this function in their daily lives, the firm is trying to be cautious by increasing the amount of times tweets can be changed.