Twitter has confirmed that it is developing an edit button

Twitter has announced that it is developing an edit button that would allow users to make changes to tweets after they have been published.

It comes after Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a new board member, polled his Twitter followers on whether they wanted the functionality.

Many users have requested an edit button for a long time, however, there are worries regarding how to implement it.

Twitter has stated that it will begin testing the concept in the coming months.

“Now that everyone is asking… yeah, we’ve been working on an edit function since last year!” the social media firm’s communications staff tweeted.

“No, we didn’t get the idea from a poll 😉,” it added.

“We’re kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.”

Users that subscribe to Twitter Blue, the platform’s subscription service, gain first access to beta features.

Users might utilise an edit option to correct typos or errors in a tweet without losing any existing replies, retweets, or likes.

Jay Sullivan, the company’s vice president of consumer product, said it has been “the most requested Twitter feature for many years.”