Finally, Here’s Twitter’s Edit Button And It Will Likely Have History Tracking
Twitter has been front and center in its own Twitter drama as of late, as Elon Musk continues his quest to buy out the social media platform. One of the things that Musk has brought more attention to, is the desire of many for an edit feature. Yesterday, Dylan Roussel, a contributor to 9to5Google, tweeted that the edit button had already been enabled. However, it was not yet functional.
In a separate tweet, Jane Manchun Wong posted that it appears "Twitter's approach to Edit Tweet is immutable." She goes on to say that "instead of mutating the Tweet text within the same Tweet (same ID), it re-creates a new Tweet with the amended content, along with the list of the old Tweets prior of that edit."
Twitter has remained silent for the most part when it comes to an edit feature, other than acknowledging it has been working on one for the past year and it will roll out to Twitter Blue subscribers first. In an email response to The Verge, Anna Hubatsch, a spokesperson for Twitter, basically said there is nothing more to be shared at this time.