It’s hard to believe, but yes, finally, Twitter is testing Tweet editing!
If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent a lot of time writing up a Tweet, tagging all the people involved, hash tagging, posting, then cursing yourself because you realize seconds later you have a blatant spelling error or you tagged the wrong person. Making it even worse, is when the Tweet’s already gotten likes or shares and you’ve got to delete and redo because your error makes you look like an idiot.
So, yay! I’m pleased to announce that finally, Twitter’s most requested feature upgrade is now becoming a reality! Your troubles are over!
Or are they?
Unfortunately, the new edit update that we’ve all been begging for will be exclusive to Twitter Blue Subscribers only as reported on by Social Media Today. If you don’t know what Twitter Blue is, it’s the platform’s “special service” that charges users a monthly fee to get access to a bunch of extras that no one probably needs or cares about… until now with the editing update.
Yes, you heard me right, Twitter’s going to squeeze you for cash to deliver the one update you really care about.
What’s really annoying about the whole thing is we expect editing should be free because we’re used to it being free. All the main social media sites offer it – can you imagine if Facebook started charging to make changes to your posts? Further, we’re all used to delete and redo buttons in word programs – it feels unnatural when you can’t edit – like you’re back in the dark ages with typewriters and white out.
My main question through all this, though, is why has it taken Twitter so long to even get the update?
Whatever the case, I have to hand it to them, they’re smart. By wrapping up the editing feature in Twitter Blue they know they’re gonna get a ton of new signups and make some bank. And to really show you how sneaky they are… the company recently changed the price of the Blue subscription from $2.99 to $4.99 a month – a whopping 67% increase. You can bet they knew the editing feature was going to be popular, so they made sure to hike the monthly price up before launching it.
So, here we are.
What do you think, is having the ability to edit your Tweets worth it to you to cough up the cash?
Alyssa Collins hails from Minnesota, where snowy days were the perfect excuse to stay warm inside and write. Over the years, she turned that joy into a career and has authored numerous articles for various publications (under pen names). Email Alyssa via email@example.com.