Made a typo in your tweet? You only have one option. Delete it and start over. Many Twitter users have long called on the microblogging service to provide an edit feature which will allow them to make changes to their tweets after they have been posted. The company’s CEO has now said that Twitter is mulling offering an edit feature.
This is likely the first time that the company has addressed this matter since 2016. That’s when he said that Twitter had been thinking “a lot” about the edit feature. Speaking at an event in New Delhi, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the company has been thinking about providing this feature.
He did caution that the company has to pay attention to the use cases for the edit button. Most users want it because they want to quickly fix a mistake that they made in a tweet. “That’s a lot more achievable than allowing people to edit any tweet all the way back in time,” he added.
He went on to say that Twitter may not allow unlimited editing of tweets as this would enable users to change tweets that are controversial or damning for them. Twitter is approaching the edit feature as something that can help remove a problem and resolve what many users believe to be “friction in the service.”
Dorsey’s comments suggest that if and when Twitter launches this feature, it will be limited in scope to really only allow users to just fix their typos in recent tweets.
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