Edit Facebook Posts… New Feature

Sometime ago Facebook added a feature allowing users to edit their comments and the general reaction was how about letting users edit Facebook posts?

It’s happened to all of us, we write a Facebook post, publish it and… darn… there is a typo we did not catch and darn again, we already collected a few likes, shares and comments, some of which mocked our mistake.

What could we do, write a “Oops” comment or delete the post, rewrite it, proofread carefully this time and post it, all the while losing all the likes, shares and comments.  One of the reasons was that editing could potentially change the meaning of the post and mislead readers, commentators and sharers and that could lead to excesses.

No more, Facebook is deploying a new feature allowing us to edit and correct the mistakes

To edit a Facebook post:

Click on the grey arrow in the upper right corner, then “edit”

Edit Facebook posts 1The edit window opens

Edit Facebook posts 2Edit your post, click “Done editing”, it’s that easy.

The feature is available to desktop and laptop users, Android users and hopefully soon to IOS users.

Some of the pages I manage now have the feature, some don’t so I assume Facebook is slowly deploying the feature on “pages” as well.

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