Subscribers to Twitter Blue in Australia, Canada and New Zealand will be able to edit tweets in the 30 minutes after posting thanks to a new feature being rolled out by the tech firm. – Copyright AFP Olivier DOULIERY
Twitter on Monday said a feature to edit tweets is being rolled out to those subscribing to its Blue service in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
The long-awaited editing tool test “went well,” so it is being made more widely available, the San Francisco based tech firm said in a tweet, adding that it is “coming soon” to the United States.
“Edit Tweet is a feature that lets people make changes to their Tweet after it’s been published,” the company said on its blog. “Think of it as a short period of time to do things like fix typos, add missed tags, and more.”
The tool will let users edit a tweet up to five times within 30 minutes of initially posting, Twitter said.
An icon looking like a slanted pen or pencil will indicate that a tweet has been edited, and a “version history” will be available to show what was changed, Twitter said.
Twitter Blue subscriptions are priced at $5 monthly, according to the company’s website.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, who is locked in a lawsuit with Twitter over his effort to break his $44 billion deal to buy the global social media site, had backed an edit button shortly before the company said in April it was studying the change.
Users of Twitter Blue — the subscription offering now available in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zeeland– “receive early access to features and help us test them before they come to Twitter,” the company said.
An aim of the tweak is that “Tweeting will feel more approachable and less stressful,” Twitter said while testing the feature,
Reddit Adds Images in Comments for Selected Communities
Reddit’s adding a new engagement option with images in comments now available within some 1,500 subreddits in the app.
Just as it sounds, some subreddits will now be able to switch on image posting within comment threads, providing another way for people to interact and share within these communities. Reddit also enabled GIFs in selected subreddits back in July.
As explained by Reddit:
“Ever wanted to share a candid cat pic in the latest r/cats thread? Perhaps, help out a fellow r/crochet hobbyist? Or maybe even fulfill a father’s dream of being hugged by sasquatch in r/photoshoprequest? If so, this feature is for you!”
Here’s how it looks in practice (on desktop):
As noted, it’s another way to facilitate interaction within Reddit’s highly active chat threads, which could help add context in various ways.
Though it won’t be available to all communities.
Reddit says that ‘not safe for work’ images are not allowed and will be automatically removed, with only selected, approved subreddits able to use the feature at this stage.
“In SFW subreddits that turn on the feature, you’ll notice an image icon at the bottom panel of the comment section. Tap the image icon (see video below) to pull up your camera roll or desktop files, make any edits you want (on mobile only), and upload.”
It’s a simple, and potentially engaging feature update, which could help Reddit drive more interaction.