Embedded tweet edited? Twitter will tell you now
- Twitter announced in April this year that it would introducing the edit feature to tweets
- The site will show a notification that a tweet has been embedded
- Twitter is currently embroiled in a lawsuit with billionaire Elon Musk over his refusal to buy the company
Twitter has been working on a slew of features for its users, the most requested being the edit feature. Now, the social media company seems to be working towards it, with an app researcher discovering how an edited tweet will look like when its embedded on a website.
Jane Machung Wong found that if a tweet is edited after being embedded on a site, the old version is not replaced. Instead, Twitter pushes a notification underneath the unedited tweet saying, "There's a new version of this Tweet."
The 'update' notification seems like a sound way to let users on a website know that they're looking at an older version of something. However, on the flip side, if a user wants to find out what's in the updated version, they have no way of knowing unless they actually open the tweet, taking them off the site.
Since Twitter announced the edit feature in April, the micro-blogging site said that paid users of its platform would gain priority access to such services, in "the coming months." The paid tier, called Twitter Blue, released in Canada and Australia initially last year, setting users back $3.49CAD and $4.49AUD a month, respectively.
In the past few months, Twitter has been working on a bunch of new features even as the company has gone into crisis mode, as tech jobs dwindle, Silicon Valley faces the brunt of the incoming recession and the mess with Elon Musk.
Twitter has been combating declining share prices, lowered quarter revenue and most recently, Musk's termination of the $44 billion deal to buy the social media company. In their second quarter earnings call, Twitter accused the tech billionaire of creating "uncertainty", which in turn had prompted uncertainty amongst advertisers as to how the founder of SpaceX would change the space with his takeover.
Musk backed out of the $44 billion Twitter deal in July this year citing the social media platform's "spam bot" problem. According to him, the company had failed to adequately provide information on number of spam or bot accounts on the platform.