Twitter has confirmed that it is working on an edit button that would allow users to change tweets after they have been posted.
Twitter said it would start testing the idea in the coming months. Users of Twitter Blue, the platform’s subscription service, get early access to features it is testing.
Under an edit function users would be able to fix typos or errors in a tweet without losing any replies, retweets or likes it has already gained.
It comes after new board member, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, asked his followers in a Twitter poll whether they wanted the feature, after disclosing that he owned a 9.2% stake in Twitter, which made him the firm’s biggest shareholder.
The poll has already attracted over four million votes. Many users have long called for an edit button but there are concerns about how to execute it.
On Tuesday it was announced that he had been appointed to Twitter’s board.
Twitter initially said it was exploring an edit button on April Fools Day last week, comes as the company faces a broader change in direction with Musk becoming its largest shareholder and joining the board after questioning the social media platform’s commitment to free speech.