Facebook finally allowing users to clean up grammar, spelling in posts

By Travis Gettys
Friday, September 27, 2013 8:23 EDT
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The splash page for the Internet social media giant Facebook pictured in Washington, DC on February 25, 2013 (AFP:File, Karen Bleier)
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It’s no longer necessary to live with typos and other mistakes in your Facebook posts.

The social media site is introducing a long-requested feature that will allow users to clean up their mistakes without deleting posts entirely and starting over again.

Facebook announced Thursday that it was updating its website and Android app to enable users to edit posts after they’ve been published.

Android users will also be able to edit their comments, which had previously been available only to web users, in the latest version of the app now available in Google’s Play store.

To edit a post, users must tap on the “down” arrow in the upper right-hand corner of a post, select “edit,” make any revisions to the post and then click “done editing.”

For comments, hovering over or tapping a post will reveal a pencil icon that can be clicked to start editing.

Facebook said the edit post feature should be available soon for iPhone users.

The company also announced Android users will get emoticon and activity sharing, events at a glance and photo album creation with the latest update.

Misspellers or users who wish to edit posts in hopes of pulling pranks (for example: asking friends to click “like” if you hate Sarah Palin, then switching the post to suggest your friends love the former half-term governor of Alaska) aren’t entirely in the clear, though.

Facebook will allow users to see the original, uncorrected post and any revisions made by checking a post’s edit history.

[Image via Agence France-Presse]

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