After Elon Musk recently posted a Tweet with a poll asking people if they wanted an Edit button on Twitter, the topic once again started to trend among Twitter users.
Do you want an edit button?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
73.6% of the 4 million people voted in favour of the Edit button on Musk’s poll, while Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal personally responded to the tweet, jokingly saying that people must vote carefully as the poll would be taken seriously.
The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully. https://t.co/UDJIvznALB— Parag Agrawal (@paraga) April 5, 2022
Does this mean that after all the times that Twitter gave hope to its users to bless them with an edit button and then let them down, the platform could finally be making it a reality?
We do have more confirmation from Twitter regarding the update, as the company has clarified that it has indeed been developing an Edit button long before Musk even talked about it on his poll. It further revealed that the option will begin being tested in the coming months.
now that everyone is asking…— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) April 5, 2022
yes, we’ve been working on an edit feature since last year!
no, we didn’t get the idea from a poll 😉
we're kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.
The closest option to an Edit button that currently exists on Twitter is the Undo option, but that is only available to Twitter Blue subscribers.
If and when Twitter launches an Edit button, then like most other updates released on the platform such as Audio tweets and Fleets, it could just last as a hot trend for a few days before eventually dying down. After all, an edit option is nothing major and has become a popular topic mainly because of Twitter failing to make it a reality each time after talking about plans of adding it.