Since Elon Musk closed the deal to acquire Twitter for $44 billion last week, events have been moving fast at the social media company.
Musk and his inner circle, along with several top executives who still have their jobs, spent the weekend trying to figure out exactly where to take the platform and its global community of around 230 million people.
Following the news that the platform could start charging verified users $8 a month to keep its blue checkmark, and that it’s ditching a feature called Ad-Free Articles that lets Twitter Blue subscribers read articles from some publishers without ads, data released Tuesday suggests Twitter may be about to implement the newly released edit button for everyone.
Right now, the Twitter edit feature is only available to Twitter Blue subscribers, who currently pay $5 a month. But according to sources close to Casey Newton Platformer, Twitter plans to make the edit button free for everyone, not just Twitter Blue subscribers.
A free edit button would be great news for the Twitter community, after all, many of its members had been clamoring for such a feature for years. When finally released last monthmany were disappointed to learn that it came with a monthly subscription.
With big changes coming to the platform, removing the Twitter Blue edit button and giving it to everyone seems like it could really happen. And if Casey’s sources prove correct, change could be just around the corner.
Twitter’s edit button allows you to make a change to a tweet within 30 minutes of it being sent. Edited tweets display a pencil icon to let others know that the original post was changed after it was published. For added transparency, such tweets also include a version history that allows anyone to see what changes have been made.
Once any official information about the move to make Twitter’s edit button free for all users arrives, we’ll be sure to update.