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Twitter rolling out edit button but only for some users

Twitter rolling out edit button but only for some users

Twitter is reportedly rolling out a new abusive language filter, which allows users to edit offensive tweets instead of deleting them.

Story highlights
  • Twitter edit button has been under development for quite some time now.
  • The edit button is reportedly rolling out for select users.
  • Twitter is also reportedly rolling out a like or dislike option in the notifications panel.

The Twitter edit button has been under development for quite some time now. The feature that Twitter users have been requesting for ages now is reportedly rolling out for select users as reported by tipster Mukul Sharma. However, it should be noted that the edit button is available only in specific use cases for the time being.

As per the tipster, the microblogging platform is rolling out a new abusive language filter, which allows users to edit offensive tweets instead of deleting them. The feature informs Twitter users of the potentially offensive language used in the tweet and then suggests editing their tweet before it is posted.

The microblogging site will give a heads-up before a user posts an offensive tweet. So, the moment a Twitter user tries to post a tweet with an offensive remark, the platform will show a pop-up showing three options edit tweets, delete tweets, and just post the tweet. In addition, the microblogging site also provides an option for users to share feedback in case they do not agree with the flag.

In addition to the edit button, Twitter is also reportedly rolling out a like or dislike option in the notifications panel. The platform has been testing the downvote option for quite some time now but the option along with the like option is available directly in the notification panel. This suggests that one doesn't need to get to the tweet to like or dislike the post. Notably, the tech company hasn't confirmed any of the two features yet.

Out of the two, the edit option is crucial and we believe the feature will roll out for other users and be applicable to other use cases in the days to come. The future Twitter boss Elon Musk and his mother have also been asking for the edit button for a long time. It is possible that the edit tweets option may be available for all once Musk officially becomes Twitter boss, which is likely to happen later this year. Musk and Twitter are currently working to finalise the deal.