Facebook now lets you edit comments

Updated on: 2012-06-23 || Source: cnn.com

(Mashable) -- We've all done it. Your friend uploads a picture of their new puppy to Facebook, and you somehow manage to leave a comment congratulating them instead on their "new pappy."

So what do you do? Until now, the only thing Facebook would let you do to correct the error was delete the comment and start again.

But starting Thursday the site is also now offering the ability to edit your comment — and change that pappy back to the puppy you intended in the first place. The edit option appears in the form of a small pencil icon on the right side of your comment. Clicking on the pencil will bring up a drop-down menu with the option to edit your comment as well as the option to delete it entirely.

Facebook told Mashable the site will also be "showing the editing history for a comment so that subsequent commenters or likers have the full context of the conversation." That way if someone responds to a comment that gets edited commenters in the future can see the history of the conversation and not get lost.

The editing ability went live on Thursday evening, and will be gradually rolling out to all users over the next few days.

Has the comment editing system kicked in for you yet? Let us know in the comments.

News

Blackphone 2 'privacy' Android handset revamped
Security firm Silent Circle has revamped its smartphone that helps people manage personal data.
Chinese smartphones mount massive web attack
More than 650,000 Chinese smartphones have been unwittingly enrolled in a massive attack that overwhelmed a web
Hilton investigates hack claims
The Hilton hotel group has said it is investigating claims its US shops and gift stores may be the source of
Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey
Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country.

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

Sign up to received our free newsletter!
Name:
E-mail ID:

MOST READ

Views: 5339 Times
Ms Excel Shortcut Keys READ MORE
Views: 2931 Times
Landmark 10 millionth .uk site registered with Nominet READ MORE
Views: 2842 Times
Wikipedia goes down thanks to cut cables READ MORE
Views: 5779 Times
Hack the Windows Admin Password Using OphCrack in Backtrack READ MORE
Views: 7318 Times
Dreamweaver Horizontal Spry Menu Bar READ MORE

Home|IT News|Computer Tips|Video Tutorials|Download Softwares|Subjects|Contact Us
Copyright © 2019. Jumbo Education (Information Technology). All rights reserved.
Free counter and web stats

Large Visitor Globe