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Twitter’s CEO Answers about a Tweet Edit Button

It is a given fact that the social networking Apps make most of its ongoing changes and updates to their platforms based on the feedback of users, but the question that arises here is that whether all the wishes of users can be brought to reality? Accordingly, this week, the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey was once again asked to answer the question “When will we get an edit tweet button on Twitter?” at an event in India over the weekend. This time Dorsey came with a different answer that raised a new problem, as he said that it may be made available sometime soon. But it probably won’t be.

In answering this big question, the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey confirmed that the Twitter company constantly receive requests to develop an edit button on the platform, but the company always keeps in mind the practical cases instead of what people ask for. He also added that most of Twitter users need to have the ability to make changes of their tweets, because of many reasons, such as making spelling mistakes and they want to fix it before anyone can discover, as well as not appearing bad; but let this feature will cause many problems, as he explained. One of those problems is that if someone tweets something that others agree with, and then they retweet that thing on their wall, and then this person edits his tweet to something that others disagree with, they have retweeted now something that they disagree with, which will raise a great problem for many users.

Dorsey also explained, “I misspelled something or I tweeted the wrong URL and I want to correct it. So, that’s a lot more achievable than allowing people to edit any tweet way back in time.”

In the same interview video at the Indian event that was spotted by the media expert, Matt Navarra, the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey also mentioned that the Twitter team is working on finding different ways or options relating to change log details and tracking any changes without launching the ability to retrospectively edit all tweets. They only need to provide an intelligent option that’s enabling quick typos with a 5-minute editing window.

“Ultimately, we need to make sure that we’re solving a real problem, and solving a use case that people are seeing as friction within the service. […] We’ve been considering edit for some time, but we have to do it the right way, we can’t just rush it out.”

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