Twitter announces it’s working on an ‘edit’ feature

Twitter has announced that it is working on an editing feature and will begin testing in the coming months.

The social media giant said the feature has been in the works since last year.

This follows news that Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has bought a 9.2% stake in the company and joined its board of directors.

The billionaire tech entrepreneur tweeted out a poll asking users if they wanted the feature added.

It is currently not possible to edit tweets once they have been sent.

Writing on Twitter, the social media platform said: “Now that everyone is asking…

“Yes, we have been working on an editing feature since last year! »

“No, we didn’t come up with the idea of ​​a poll,” he said, adding a blinking emoji.

“We are launching tests within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to find out what works, what doesn’t and what is possible.”

Twitter Blue Labs is the platform’s subscription service offering early access to features.

News of Mr Musk’s appointment to Twitter’s board was shared by its chief executive Parag Agrawal on Tuesday, who said Mr Musk would make the company “stronger in the long run”.

“Excited to share that we are appointing @elonmusk to our Board of Directors!” he tweeted.

“Through conversations with Elon over the past few weeks, it has become clear to us that he will bring great value to our board.”

“He is both a passionate believer and intense critic of service, which is exactly what we need on @Twitter and in the boardroom, to make us stronger in the long run. Welcome Elon!”

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