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Facebook enables post editing on the web and Android

Autocorrect will continue to plague iPhone users' status updates
Fri Sep 27 2013, 11:52
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SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook has turned on the ability for users to edit their posts.

This is good news for anyone whose Facebook status update has been ruined by autocorrect, and Facebook said that the feature is now available on the web and the latest version of its Android app. Those with iPhones will have to put up with Apple's dreaded autocorrect for a little while longer however, with Facebook yet to release an update for its iOS app.

Facebook will now let users select the option 'Edit Post' when they click on the drop-down menu in the right hand corner of a post.

While this is good news for those with clumsy fingers and autocorrect switched on, it could also spell trouble for the social network. For example, a user could post a status update asking users to "like" if they're a fan of cats, before editing the post to read "Like this post if you enjoy kicking cats" once it has gained some attention.

However, once a post has been edited, Facebook said that it will sport a badge that tells other users that it has been changed. There is a downside to this though, as this also means that everyone will also know of your spelling mishaps.

Facebook's updated Android app is available to download now, and it's likely that the feature will be included in the firm's next iOS app update. Also included in the app update are the abilities to share photo albums, see upcoming events on users' webpages and share emoticons. µ

 

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