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June 27 · 5 min read

Twitter Added An Edit Button Allowing Users To Edit Harmful Content

Just a few months ago, On 25 April 2022, Elon Reeve Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion dollars, with this gigantic deal, and now Twitter became a privately owned company.

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Just a few months ago, On 25 April 2022, Elon Reeve Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion dollars, with this gigantic deal, and now Twitter became a privately owned company.

This controversy between Twitter and Elon took a shape of the privatization of social media platforms. If we remember correctly then before buying twitter completely, Elon musk has suggested some features to the Twitter board indirectly through Twitter polls and tweets, and one of them was the “edit button”, which allows users to edit abusive, hatred, and harmful comments totally from the tweets even without deleting them.

And! The majority of people were in favor of this special feature but some got offended by calling it a horrible idea.

And See, just a few days back Twitter finally added a new feature allowing users to edit harmful/ disturbing content rather than delete them completely.

Initially this edit feature is for the Twitter blue users and will be extended to other non blue users shortly. Initially this edit feature is for the Twitter blue users and will be extended to other non blue users shortly.

The edit button will show the users the entire original content, and then users can delete the whole post or again start over. This feature will not only allows to correct the grammatical errors but also to replace the entire media embedded with the tweet.

As per the tweet of Techie Mukul Sharma, who took to Twitter to give a sneak peek at the latest feature. Here’s what he said:

How it'll works?

When someone types offensive/disturbing content on their tweet box, the Twitter algorithm will automatically send a pop-up suggestion to review the text before the user hits the tweet button, along with options like deleting the post or posting a tweet. In addition, Twitter is also testing a like/dislike mark in the notification tray itself.

At the moment, it looks like a user will get 30 minutes after publishing a tweet to hit the Edit button.

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Sources: economic times, the Hindu businessline