Long time coming. I think we can all agree that we can't trust ourselves on social media anymore, lol.
Twitter is confirming it is indeed working on an edit button. That would allow users to change tweets after they've been posted. The social media giant says it's been building the feature since last year, before the richest man in the world was appointed to its board...ELON MUSK! The Tesla and SpaceX CEO asked followers in a Twitter poll this week if they wanted the button. More than four-million people voted, most saying yes.
The social media firm's communications team tweeted: "Now that everyone is asking… yes, we've been working on an edit feature since last year!
"No, we didn't get the idea from a poll 😉," it added.
Users of Twitter Blue, the platform's subscription service, get early access to features it is testing.
Under an edit function users could be able to fix typos or errors in a tweet without losing any replies, retweets or likes it has already gained.
Jay Sullivan, the company's vice president of consumer product, said it had been "the most requested Twitter feature for many years" in a thread on Tuesday.