We Can Finally Edit FB Posts!

Finally — Facebook now allows you to edit your posts! This update should be rolling out over the next few days.

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One would have thought this would have been rolled out alongside being able to edit our comments. Oddly enough, we’ve long been able to edit status updates that are attached to photos we post.

Mashable brings up the potential problem and solution of bait-and-switch editing:

Editing posts was potentially dicey territory for Facebook, since the it brings the danger of a bait-and-switch with followers. A user could conceivably write, “Who likes ice cream?” and get hundreds of Likes and affirming comments, then edit the post to read, “Who wants to beat up some cats?”

Facebook addresses this issue by marking the post as edited and letting users access the history of any edited post with a click.

At least this means I can stop deleting and reposting when I notice an error moments after posting. 😉


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