Not an April Fools' joke after all: Twitter is really adding an edit button, but only for Blue subscribers
Twitter users have been asking and waiting for an edit tweet button almost since the creation of the platform. It is unclear why the Twitter developers still haven’t added this feature, but with the recent changes happening behind the scenes, it looks like the wait could finally be over. Keep in mind that this is happening after Twitter creator Jack Dorsey stepped down and Elon Musk seemingly became the largest Twitter shareholder, not to mention the recent April Fools “troll” tweet straight from the official account.
Of course, there is a catch. The edit button will initially be rolled out only for Twitter Blue paid subscribers. Now, the official announcement suggests that the Twitter team did not get this idea from a poll, but it so happens that Elon Musk just posted a poll the other day where people clearly expressed the need for the edit button, so one may suspect that the Tesla founder must have had a hand in all of this.
Even the current Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal is urging the poll participants to “vote carefully” as “the consequences[…] will be important.” The official announcement, however, states that the feature has been in the works since last year. Additionally, the Twitter Blue edit button appears to be some sort of beta test held over “the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible,” and hopefully the feature will be added for free users too at some point.
now that everyone is asking…— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) April 5, 2022
yes, we’ve been working on an edit feature since last year!
no, we didn’t get the idea from a poll ????
we're kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.
Do you want an edit button?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully. https://t.co/UDJIvznALB— Parag Agrawal (@paraga) April 5, 2022