NEW YORK: Twitter Inc will launch a widely requested edit button for its paid subscribers in the coming weeks, the social media company said on Thursday.

For years, Twitter users have demanded the ability to edit their tweets after publishing in order to fix errors like typos.

Subscribers who pay $4.99 per month for Twitter Blue will soon be able to edit their tweets “a few times” within 30 minutes of publication, Twitter said in a blog post.

Edited tweets will have an icon and timestamp to display when the post was last edited. Users will be able to click on the label of an edited tweet to view the edit history and previous versions of the post.

Nearly every other social media platform, including Meta Platform’s Facebook and Instagram, Reddit and Pinterest, have for years offered features allowing users to edit posts.

Published in Dawn, September 2nd, 2022

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