Facebook finally has an edit comment feature, which allows users to edit comments if they want to. Before its introduction, users had to delete the comments and type out what they really want to say. This new feature first appeared on Facebook Timeline Thursday evening (United States).
Most, if not all of the 900 million+ Facebook users have experienced wanting to re-do their comments after posting them, and are left with no other option but to completely delete them and start all over.
Now, users can go over the comment and click the small pencil icon on the upper right angle and choose between delete or edit options. When you choose ‘Edit’, the comment box turns into a text field again.
An “Edited” tag under the comment will appear after the changes are set. This serves as a signpost to the user and the user’s friends, indicating that there have been changes. A history of the changes made is viewable by clicking the “Show edit history”, which is Facebook’s way of discouraging phishing.
This is not the first time that Facebook introduced post-editing functionalities. For example, editing photo captions have been around for quite some time now. Right now, Facebook is receiving countless requests from its users to allow them to edit statuses.