Editing Twitter can pin your original tweet
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(Pocket-lint) – Twitter’s long battle with the concept of a button allowing you to edit your Tweets is ongoing – the feature is more likely than ever, following the social media giant’s takeover by Elon Musk.
Researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who frequently unearths Twitter features before they go live, as well as those of other apps and services, has uncovered evidence that points to how the current version of Twitter’s tool works .
What an old edition of Tweet looks like on Twitter Web App: pic.twitter.com/CdPqhW99S8-
Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 2, 2022
It shows a few informative elements – for example, a small label under a Tweet to indicate that it’s been edited, so readers don’t mistakenly think it’s a first attempt.
The second image, meanwhile, shows a longer label telling readers that there are older versions of the Tweet in question, making it look like you’ll be able to view those older versions to see how they differ, even once they have been changed.
It’s an interesting way to tackle the problem of potentially misleading Tweets – to reduce the risk of someone waiting for one of their Tweets to go viral, then drastically changing its content in a way that would offend or annoy those watching. have already liked or Retweeted.
Of course, the feature is by no means guaranteed to be in this form, and Twitter could change its approach substantially before the edit button becomes fully public.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.