After years of dancing around the subject, it looks like Twitter is finally ready to give the people what they’ve wanted for the longest time – an edit button.
Set to follow in the steps of its neighbours -Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc.- who have all had the edit feature for the longest time, and with a push from world-famous Elon Musk, Twitter is finally ready to start testing a feature that’ll allow its users edit their tweets for up to 30 minutes after hitting send.
How is this related to Literature? You might be wondering. It’s not; at least not directly. But if this feature does float, I envision a world where more writers become willing to engage in short-form stories via Twitter threads. The days of storytellers being afraid to re-compose a Twitter thread because of a sneaky typo error that made its way to the final product may just become a thing of the past. That means more stories for the community to read.
How do you feel about this edit button news from Twitter?