Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Twitter tested tweet editing, but limited to 30 minutes after publication

Twitter is poised to cross the hitherto insurmountable red line in company history with an absolutely indisputable founding principle: edit tweets. as announced American company, operating since the beginning of this year Which he considers “one of the most sought after features by Twitter users”.

After countless debates and internal deliberations, the company feels ready to begin testing the editing of messages, albeit with a temporary limitation that is expected to satisfy the social network’s most conservative users. Specific, Messages can be changed or corrected within 30 minutes of posting.

along with Edited Tweets will appear “with an icon, a timestamp, and a label” So that it is clear to readers that the original tweet has been modified. By tapping the tag, users will be able to access the edit history, which includes previous versions of tweets for reference.” This half-hour limit plays a role in making typing corrections or adding links, as well as access to the version history. As for Twitter they will help “protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said.”

According to a brief statement from the company, the edit tweet function will be extended to the subscribers as well. Twitter Blue (currently available in New Zealand, US, Australia and Canada) The company says it is intentionally testing the Edit Tweets button with a small group of people to “help us identify, learn and improve functionality before sharing it with the public.” Since “we want to make sure we do it right,” he says. This includes “how people can abuse this feature. Testing is a very important part of the process, and we are taking as many precautions as possible“, they point to Twitter. From the tests, the company hopes to “quickly understand how this new function is used and how it affects the way people read and write tweets.”


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