Twitter has expanded their edit tweet feature for blue subscribers. While earlier users could only edit tweets within 30 seconds after publishing them, now those with blue checkmark will have up to one hour to edit their posts.
Twitter says the change will give users more time to edit or correct errors or make changes to their tweets before being published, while also testing a feature allowing users to preview edited tweets prior to publication.
Twitter first unveiled their Edit Tweet feature in 2020 and was met with significant resistance by users worried about potential misuse.
Since recognizing these concerns, Twitter has taken steps to address them by requiring users to provide an explanation for editing their tweets and offering an option for users to undo edits made.
Twitter recently announced plans to bring its edit tweet feature to all users within months.
Here are some benefits of increasing the edit tweet limit:
- Users can more easily correct errors in their tweets.
- They can make modifications that reflect new information.
- Furthermore, their tweets could become more concise or engaging with this extended edit tweet limit.
But here are some potential risks of it:
- Users could use this feature to spread misinformation, harass or bully other users and harass or stalk other people.
- Users could misuse this feature to influence public sentiment.
Although, overall, Twitter’s extended edit tweet limit is an encouraging development.Users now have more control over their tweets and it makes correcting errors simpler.It is nevertheless essential that all parties involved be mindful of its potential risks and use it responsibly.