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Twitter is Working on an Edit Button- Here is how it looks!

There is reason to be happy for all Netizens as Twitter has been found out to be working on the much-awaited edit button.

The edit button is a wanted feature with millions of people who want to erase what they wrote and make it much better just as it is on other popular social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

Through a twitter user, who leaks different developments of software updates, it was revealed how the function would work. Here is the tweet below.

Twitter told the world that "you don't need an edit button, you have to forgive." Twitter founder Jack Dorsey even resisted Kim Kardashian's requests when he drove her into a corner at Kanye West's birthday party in 2018. The summer platform stood up to tweets. Yet. The edit button is almost here - but difficult questions remain about how it can be implemented without confusion.

In an attempt to work through the problem, Twitter will start by testing an edit feature among users of Twitter Blue, its paid subscription service, in the coming months. Editing tweets has been Twitter’s most requested feature “for many years,” claimed Jay Sullivan, the platform’s head of consumer product. Twitter has also said that development of the feature has been underway since 2021—debunking any claims that a poll by Musk, asking users whether they wanted an edit button, was behind the decision.

The edit button announcement was welcomed by many—but raised concerns amongst others. Sullivan admits that ensuring the edit feature is used honestly may require “time limits, controls, and transparency about what has been edited.” So how do you code for honesty? Simply put, the way Twitter designs, tests, and implements the edit feature will determine its success—and could make or break the platform. “Are there risks?” asks Christopher Bouzy, founder of Bot Sentinel, a service that tracks inauthentic behavior on Twitter. “Absolutely. 

It could change the context of a tweet.” Disinformation and misinformation—the former deliberately sharing incorrect information, the latter accidentally doing so—are not exactly in short supply on Twitter, and the platform’s viral dynamics mean that some posters are loath to amend incorrect information. One 2018 academic paper found that fake news travels six times faster than the truth on Twitter, in large part because falsehoods are 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than fact-based posts.

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