Social media giant, Twitter has announced that its plans to introduce an edit button for Tweets. This was made known by Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey at an event at IIT Delhi, India. According to the company’s CEO, the need became necessary after the growing frustration for the lack of an edit button on Twitter.
He also that Twitter will ideally prevent unlimited editing so that no one can abuse the feature to alter their statements later on. The company clarified that it has been considering this edit functionality for a while and is aiming to do it right. Dorsey noted that the company wants to implement a solution that solves a problem and removes what “people see as friction in the service.”
According to him;
We can’t make something which is distracting or takes anything away from the public record.
The Twitter CEO said:
You have to pay attention to what are the use cases for the edit button. A lot of people want the edit button because they want to quickly fix a mistake they made. Like a misspelling or tweeting the wrong URL. That’s a lot more achievable than allowing people to edit any tweet all the way back in time.