Users wrote about the need for editing posts on Twitter so often that it gave rise to a lot of memes. However, the possibility of changing already published content will appear only in the coming months – the corresponding information appeared on the company’s official page.
It is intended that users can make corrections to messages, without having to delete comments. In the coming months, Twitter Blue will be testing the feature among its followers.
According to TwitterJay Sullivan, Vice President, said that the ability to edit posts was a long-awaited feature. However, without control over time and transparency about edits, abuse could occur which could lead to distortions in the meaning of public discussion. “Protecting the integrity of public discussions is our top priority as we approach this work,” Sullivan said.
The former head of Twitter Jack Dorsey opposed the feature, believing it would allow changes to the substance of posts retroactively; and said in 2020 that Twitter “may never” add the feature. At the same time, users pointed out that many other platforms, including Facebook * and Instagram, already allow users to edit posts, and this does not lead to large-scale abuse. Some social networks acknowledged that abuse has occurred.
TWITTER ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO ADD TWEET EDITING FEATURE
Twitter’s position changed after Parag Agrawal took over the company. As early as April 1, a tweet about the work on the “Edit” button appeared on the official social network account, but at that time the message was not taken seriously. A couple of days later, newly minted Twitter shareholder Elon Musk launched a poll on the social network about whether the service needed a corresponding button, with more than 70% of those surveyed voting “yes”.
The company already has a feature that allows you to “revoke” a tweet before it’s sent; although it’s only available to Twitter Blue exclusive subscribers.
It became known that Elon Musk regularly acquired Twitter shares from late January to early April; spending a total of $ 2.64 billion on this. That’s more than 9% of Twitter shares.
According to CNBC, Musk has 73,115,000.038 Twitter shares. By March 14, Musk was above the threshold of 5%. Elon Musk currently owns $ 3.73 billion in shares as of yesterday evening. As you know, the money spent and efforts guaranteed Elon Musk a seat on the board of directors of Twitter; but without the right to have more than 14.9% of the company’s shares.