Twitter posts the first ever edited tweet

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Twitter has posted its first edited tweet, showing how the posts will look when the feature is rolled out.

The social media company sent out the tweet yesterday with a “last edited” time and date at the bottom of the post.

Users can click on that link and view the entire edit history of the tweet.

Once the edit button is live, it will be the first to be available for Twitter Blue Users, the company’s $4.99 premium platform that provides access to the latest features such as the ability to undo tweets, ad-free articles, bookmark folders, and more.

Twitter’s edit button has had a tumultuous history. The company announced that the button was being launched in September of this year, saying that tweets would be edited “a few times” within a 30-minute window immediately after being published, and edited tweets with an icon, timestamp and will appear. The label has been modified to clarify the original post.

The label, Twitter said, is necessary because the post history “helps to protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said”.

Twitter has said it is the company’s most requested feature, but former head of sport at Twitter Lewis Wiltshire said it would be a “mistake” to introduce an edit button because of Twitter’s influence.

“It’s one of those things people say when they want to sound like they understand tech products but really don’t,” he posted on the forum in response to the news.

“An edit button would be welcomed by a small percentage of hardcore users, armed by a larger and more dangerous group of bad guys, and largely ignored by most people in between.

Elon Musk, who has been attempting to back down from buying Twitter after making an offer for it, drew attention to the feature by posting a poll in April 2022.

“Do you want an edit button?” He wrote on Twitter, asking people to vote yes or no.

Responding to the poll, Twitter CEO Parag Aggarwal cautioned users to “vote carefully” and said that the “results of this election” [would] be important. Please vote carefully.”

Although, independent Understands that, even at the time of those tweets, Twitter was working on an edit button for months before.

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