The Twitter editing feature can preserve digital traces from earlier tweets

Twitter is working on the edit button, as requested by its users, as well as Tesla CEO Elon Musk, but the microblogging platform has reportedly kept a digital footprint of your previous tweets.

Application researcher and reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong said in a tweet that the edit button could have “consistent” quality.

Twitter’s approach to tweeting seems to be unchanged, as instead of mutating the tweet’s text within the same tweet (same identifier), it re-creates a new tweet with changed content, along with a list of old tweets from before. editorial office, “Wong wrote late Saturday.

It is not yet clear what the history of the tweet will look like to users.

The edit button will initially be available to Twitter Blue users and will be extended to all users at a later stage.

Application researcher Alessandro Paluzzi also tweeted screenshots of the new editing tool, showing how the Edit Tweet option can appear in the three-dot menu on the right side of your tweets.

Earlier this week, Twitter announced it was working to allow users to edit their tweets after posting them to correct spelling and mistakes.

The microblogging platform said Twitter plans to start testing the feature with Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming months.

“Now that everyone’s asking … yes, we’re working on an editing feature from last year!” The company said.

“We didn’t get the idea from a poll (by Elon Musk). We start testing at @TwitterBlue. “Labs in the coming months to find out what’s working, what’s not and what’s possible,” Twitter said.

Jay Sullivan, vice president of consumer products, said the edit button has been the most searched feature on Twitter for many years.

“People want to be able to fix (sometimes awkward) mistakes, typos and hot decisions right now. At the moment, they are circumventing this by deleting and tweeting again, “Sullivan said.

Without things like time constraints, control and transparency about what has been edited, “Editing can be used incorrectly to change the recording of a public conversation,” he said.