Meta is releasing an edit button and ‘voice threads’ for its X competitor threads. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the edit feature will enable users to edit their posts five minutes after publication, and unlike X, the feature is free to use.
Posts that have been edited will be indicated with a small icon, but will have no edit and edit history. Twitter launched the edit feature on its premium subscription in October 2022, just before Elon Musk took over the company.
Additionally, new ‘Voice Threads’ will help users make voice posts, with an automatic transcription in the post. Users simply tap the microphone icon to start recording a post, which can then be played back with a highlighted transcript of the content.
Meta has been actively adding new features to its platform Threads since launching this summer. The social site already has a historical following feed, web client, and search bar for posts.