According to the announcement, Twitter will first test the update within Twitter Blue Labs, a paid monthly subscription arm that offers exclusive access to premium features. Although no timetable was revealed, the company said the test will be launched "in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn't, and what's possible."
And it seems the move has sparked turmoil on the Internet as some say the ability to edit tweets will boost the spread of "hate and misinformation." The others, however, doubted that people would "waste their time" editing tweets given that other social networks like Facebook, YouTube, and Discord also have had this feature for a while already.
Twitter's announcement comes just a day after the company's head Parag Agrawal announced that Tesla CEO Elon Musk will join Twitter's board of directors. Ironically or not, the appointment was announced just the same day when Elon posted a poll, asking whether the social network should get an edit button or not. As of press time, 73.6% of respondents said "yes."