Facebook allows fix for embarrassing mistakes

Jun 22, 2012
A 'like' sign stands at the entrance of Facebook headquarters in May in Menlo Park, California. The giant social network said Friday it started allowing users to edit their comments, avoiding a more cumbersome deletion.

For those embarrassing mistakes people make in their Facebook posts, there is finally some relief.

The giant social network said Friday it started allowing users to edit their comments, avoiding a more cumbersome deletion.

"For instance, if I join a thread and write a long comment but make a typo, I'll now be able to go edit it instead of having to delete it and repost," spokeswoman Johanna Peace said.

"We'll also be showing the editing history for a comment so that subsequent commenters or likers have the full context of the conversation. It's rolling out now and should be live to everyone in the next couple days."

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Bowler_4007
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 23, 2012
finally, if i were Zuckersomething (whats his name??) i would have included that in Facebook right from the offset whats the point in deleting a post only to rewrite it (albeit a little differently) moments later