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Twitter tests edit button feature

Yahoo Finance's Brian Cheung discusses Twitter piloting an edit button feature.

Video Transcript

[AUDIO LOGO]

BRIAN CHEUNG: Well, if the blue checkmark wasn't the it thing to have on Twitter, now it's the Edit button or could be for some. The social media microblog finally testing its Edit button for real this time, but only for certain people. That feature a long-awaited and asked for part of the Twitter platform, although it's not entirely without its detractors. Twitter saying, this is happening, you'll be OK. Some good memes on the site earlier today about the Edit button.

AKIKO FUJITA: I think we've gotten a preview on Slack now. How many times have you edited your Slack messages?

BRIAN CHEUNG: Honestly, my keyboard is just busted at this point. So I don't even bother editing.

[LAUGHTER]

It looks like I'm drunk all the time when I'm typing.

AKIKO FUJITA: Yeah.

BRIAN CHEUNG: It's just massive typos. I don't really-- I'm not huge on the Edit button.

AKIKO FUJITA: Yeah, well, you'll see, right? You'll see that it was edited?

BRIAN CHEUNG: You'll see it. But I just feel like people are actually more mindful of tweeting without an Edit button. Imagine how-- people can-- if anything, it makes it more unhinged to post.

AKIKO FUJITA: Yeah, I think maybe editing the text for Apple. That's the one that people are looking for.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Oh, on iMessage. Yeah, which I haven't-- I'm not gonna really see the use case for that. But you know, maybe some will.

AKIKO FUJITA: It could be a few hours after you tweet it.