We’ve all typed things on Facebook that we regret. Over-the-top angry responses to shared political articles. Weirdly inappropriate comments under a friend’s photo. Typo-ridden exclamations under a big announcement.
Before, Facebook only gave you a few seconds to make an edit, which resulted in moments of panic before you either had to delete a comment or just live with it. On Thursday night, that all changed when Facebook decided to let users edit comments.
Now all you have to do is hover over the right corner of your comment and a pencil icon will appear, letting you edit or delete it. Don’t worry if you can’t do it right now; Facebook is gradually rolling it out to all users.
You’ll also be able to view the edit history of any comment by clicking on the “Edited” button near the timestamp. That means that any typos or regrettable things you edit out aren’t gone forever; they’re just gone at first glance.
This is all well and good, but what about the Facebook feature everyone really wants — the ability to edit Wall posts? The day that I can edit a rambling screed written at 3am after a night of watching my team lose at a sports bar is the day I know that Facebook is truly safe for the impulsive writer.
[via The Next Web]