Finally! Say goodbye to Twitter typos

by WarriorForum.com Administrator
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A new article on Social Media Today reports that Twitter has finally launched the first stage of live testing for what's arguably the most requested social media platform addition of all-time - the capacity to edit a tweet after posting.



I can't be the only person who is excited about this development?

I mean, how many times have you thought of a witty reply or drummed up an amazingly insightful tweet and then ruined it by making a silly typing error?

Sound familiar?

If so, you'll be just as excited as me about Twitter's recent announcement:

"For this test, Tweets will be able to be edited a few times in the 30 minutes following their publication. Edited Tweets will appear with an icon, timestamp, and label so it's clear to readers that the original Tweet has been modified. Tapping the label will take viewers to the Tweet's Edit History, which includes past versions of the Tweet."
So, tweet editing won't be available indefinitely, but for a limited time after posting, which aligns with an earlier tweet editing proposal that former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey flagged back in 2016. After that, however, Dorsey and Co. poured cold water on the idea, several times, essentially saying that it would never happen.

The full tweet editing details are as follows:
  • Tweets will be editable within the first 30 minutes following their publication. This is designed to limit the capacity for people to update viral tweets in retrospect, because you won't know just how much reach a tweet will eventually get within the first half hour
  • Tweet edits will be publicly accessible via the tweet history, which will list all previous versions of the tweet, and detail on when the edits occurred
  • Users will be able to edit text, images and video in a tweet, as well as alt text info
  • While it will first be launched to Twitter Blue subscribers only, all users will eventually be able to access the option, free of charge
#finally #goodbye #twitter #typos
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  • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
    Allelujah!!

    *Hallelujah

    To do it this way always looked bad
    Second cool feature release by Twitter these days, better late than never! They still has a long list to fix, but at least it seems that they are waking up!
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  • I'm super excited about this but at the same time, why did it take them this long to include this feature? Was it really that hard to integrate editing?
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    • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
      Originally Posted by John Jonas Phil VA View Post

      I'm super excited about this but at the same time, why did it take them this long to include this feature? Was it really that hard to integrate editing?
      Not really, it was more a matter of not wanting to do it than not being able to do it. Jack Dorsey has explained on many occasions why they decided to not have this feature...However, a quick opportunity to fix typos is definitely welcome
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  • Profile picture of the author Konyagi
    What took them so long to introduce this simple button though?
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