Twitter has officially confirmed that it is working on an edit button, and the feature will be trialed in the coming months to see “what’s possible”.
It’s pretty fair to say that it’s been one of the most-demanded features since the social media application was first founded, and now, Twitter has finally confirmed what users have been waiting all this time for – the ability to amend already-published tweets via an edit button is in the works, and trials are soon to start.
Twitter first appeared to reveal it was working on the feature in a viral tweet on April Fool’s day last week, but users understandably brushed it aside and presumed it must just have just been a joke given the date.
“We are working on an edit button,” Twitter said.
But now, it seems like there was truth in it all along.
The announcement that the function is now in the works came after billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk – who is now Twitter’s single biggest shareholder, after buying a 9.2% stake in the company worth almost $3 billion earlier this week – sent out a poll on the platform asking users if they wanted an edit button.
More than 4.4 million people responded to his question, with 73.6% voting for the function and 26.4% voting against it.
Twitter’s communications department took to the platform yesterday to announce that an edit function is planned and currently being worked on, however, it has denied that this is as a result of Musk’s question poll.
“Now that everyone is asking… yes, we’ve been working on an edit feature since last year.” Twitter said.
“No, we didn’t get the idea from a poll we’re kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.”
As confirmed by Twitter, the edit function will first be trialed by Twitter Blue users – which is the platform’s premium monthly subscription service that operates in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, with users paying to get access to premium features and app customisations.
No word has been given as to whether the trial will be rolled-out to other users in due course.
The company’s head of consumer product, Jay Sullivan, said an edit button has been the “most requested Twitter feature for many years”.
He explained that people “want to be able to fix (sometimes embarrassing) mistakes, typos and hot takes in the moment,” however, there has been some concerns raised about how the edit function will work.
People are concerned over whether it’ll be “misused”.
“Without things like time limits, controls, and transparency about what has been edited, Edit could be misused to alter the record of the public conversation,” Mr Sullivan said.
He continued: “Protecting the integrity of that public conversation is our top priority when we approach this work, therefore, it will take time and we will be actively seeking input and adversarial thinking in advance of launching Edit.
“We will approach this feature with care and thoughtfulness and we will share updates as we go.
“This is just one feature we are exploring as we work to give people more choice and control over their Twitter experience, foster a healthy conversation, and help people be more comfortable on Twitter.
“These are the things that motivate us every day.”
Icelandic airline offering incredible Northern Lights holiday experience including hotel, breakfast and tours
Icelandair, the nation’s principal airline and proud flag carrier is offering an incredible package to holiday-goers this winter by giving them a chance to book their flights, hotel, breakfast, multiple unique tours and the opportunity to see the Northern Lights all in one affordable deal.
With the Northern Lights being one of the most magical tourist attractions in the world, its popularity only increases by the year and, as a result, so does the cost of going to see it.
That’s where Icelandair come in: the flight operator is offering Brits an amazing new package centred around the legendary natural light display at a discount. Trust us, you seriously want to consider snapping up this one whilst you can.
From this week, Icelandair is offering UK travellers a special package deal which includes a three-night holiday with return flights, a hotel room with breakfast and three unique and unforgettable Icelandic tours for just £459 per person.
This deal will see holidaymakers board an Icelandair economy flight from either London, Glasgow or Manchester Airport to the nation’s beautiful capital of Reykjavik, with a complimentary 23kg checked bag allowance, plus a 10kg in hand luggage allowance, your choice when it comes to where you want to seat, seat, on-board refreshments and a personal in-flight entertainment system.
For your accommodation, you’ll be staying at the four-star Hotel Island Spa and Wellness Resort, located right near the centre of Reykjavik and treated to breakfast every morning for two adults sharing a room. And then you get to make the most of what the country’s incredible landscape.
Onto the main event of your holiday: Icelandair’s Northern Lights experience is a breathtaking three-to-four-hour tour that allows you to see the glory of the incredible natural phenomenon with your own eyes.
As for the FlyOver Iceland tour, this unique experience is the ultimate flying ride which utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you the exhilarating feeling of flight. During this virtual journey, you’ll experience the more remote but no less spectacular areas of Iceland through motion, wind, sound and even scents.
Last but not certainly least, you have the lava show, which is one of the top-rated attractions anywhere in Scandinavia, receiving numerous awards for innovation and educational value. You literally get to watch as they recreate a volcanic eruption and allow you to safely experience hot lava in close proximity.
Once again, all this is yours to enjoy from just £459 per person. We believe the phrase you’re looking for is ‘value for money’.
Available right now until 4 October 2023, you can book to travel to see Iceland and the Northern Lights from November 2023 right up until March 2024.
You book your flights HERE and find out more information about this incredible package via the Icelandair website.
After the team at home security experts ADT decided to do some research into the best places in the country for those looking to raise a family, Trafford has made it into the top 10.
The Greater Manchester borough has earned seventh place on the list after a number of factors were analysed for the research – including the quality of the local schools, the general safety of the area, and the number of parks within walking distance.
The top 10 most family-friendly areas in the UK
Crime Rate Per 1,000 People, Year ending March 2023
Burglary Rate Per 1,000 People, Year ending March 2023
Average number of Parks, Public Gardens, or Playing Fields within a 1,000 m radius
Percentage of Oustanding and Good Rated Schools and Colleges
Median House Price, Year Ending Dec 2022
Cost of a single bus fare, adult
Family Safety Score /10
Waltham Forest in London takes the top spot for the most family-friendly area in the UK, according to the research, as it ranked within the top 15 for both the lowest crime and burglary rates, and also ranked seventh for schools – with 82.8% having a “good” or higher rating from OFSTED.
Kirkless in West Yorkshire took second place, followed by Havering, Bexley, and Bromley all rounding out the top five.
As well as Kirklees placing second and Trafford being in the seventh spot, the Wirral and Newcastle-upon-Tyne are also fellow northern representatives within the top 10.
Sadly, on the other end of the spectrum, the least family-friendly area in the UK was found to be Birmingham, according to ADT’s research, as despite the average house price being £221,000, with a crime rate of 141 per 1,000 people, and a family safety score of just 2.5/10, the Midlands city takes the bottom spot.
On a more positive note though, when it comes the postcode area with the lowest crime rate in the UK, the North West is representing once again, as this has come out as CW12 3 in Cheshire East.