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In A Shock Move, Twitter Adds An Edit Button To Tweets

The social media giant has finally backtracked after years of pressure and will first roll out the new Edit Tweet feature to premium subscribers.



in a shock move twitter adds an edit button to tweets

It’s taken years of complaints and thousands of desperate pleas from a vocal portion of Twitter’s 237 million active users, but now, the social media giant has finally caved under pressure. After nearly 16 years of sticking to a tried and tested format, Twitter will finally allow users to edit Tweets after posting them.

If it were any other platform, adding such a tiny, seemingly inconsequential feature would largely go unnoticed. Yet, because we’re talking about Twitter here, the move represents one of the most significant changes to the social media landscape since the company doubled the character limit of posts from 140 to 280 way back in 2017.

Many would argue that the lengthier Tweets and new addition of an edit button will change the platform into something it was never meant to be. Certainly, the entire atmosphere of the site will (and already has) changed since its niche beginnings — though it’s always been a place for spicy takes and online brawls.

So why the sudden change of direction? Here’s what the company had to say about the controversial matter:

“We’re hoping that with the availability of Edit Tweet, tweeting will feel more approachable and less stressful. You should be able to participate in the conversation in a way that makes sense to you,” says Twitter in an official statement.

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We should mention at this point that not everyone will be granted access to this mythical new feature. Employees will first test the edit button; then, it will be added to the accounts of Twitter Blue subscribers. Eventually, Twitter plans to roll out the Edit Tweet feature to its entire user base, though we don’t have any formal word on a date for that.

Users will be allowed to edit Tweets within a 30-minute window of posting, and any changes will trigger a label to be displayed, notifying readers that a change has been made. If the label is clicked, you’ll be able to see a list of edits, so the new feature won’t entirely save you from embarrassing spelling mistakes or attempts to tone down poorly judged online rants.


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World’s Largest Metaverse Developer Opens Dubai Office

LandVault, the largest metaverse creator, is expanding its presence into the MENA region.



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LandVault, the world’s largest metaverse developer, will expand operations to Dubai later this month as part of an ongoing strategy to boost its presence in the MENA region. The company aims to help local businesses gain a foothold in the expanding web 3.0 universe and sees exciting opportunities to bolster its client portfolio.

So far, metaverse developer LandVault has lived up to its name, creating and curating over 100 square feet of virtual space for a diverse range of organizations, including the nearby Yas Marina Circuit, Aldar, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, World of Women, Hershey’s, and many more.

The Dubai government’s Metaverse Strategy is one of the key reasons LandVault has been inspired to move to the region, as leaders plan to transform the Emirate into one of the world’s top 10 metaverse economies by 2030. Eventually, it’s hoped that in excess of 1,000 companies in the blockchain and web 3.0 spaces will be inspired to set up entities in the region, creating around 40,000 new jobs in the process.

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“We are excited to open our office in Dubai and to be a part of the vibrant tech community in the UAE. The MENA region is a key market for us, and we believe that our presence in Dubai will allow us to assist the region and explore new opportunities. We are also excited about the potential for the metaverse in the real estate industry in the UAE. We look forward to working with developers and real estate companies to showcase their properties in a new and innovative way,” says Sam Huber, CEO of LandVault.

Alongside developing the metaverse from its new Dubai office, LandVault will also deploy its technology to assist the UAE’s real estate sector. Developers will soon be able to showcase their projects in a way that was never previously possible, reaching a much wider audience with immersive and interactive property tours and even virtual showrooms.

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