Twitter users for a long time have demanded that the company add an edit button to its platform. Over the years the company has considered introducing such a functionality. Last year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey even floated the idea as to how this feature might work.
So, will Twitter ever add an edit button? The answer is no, yes you heard it right — Jack Dorsey, CEO of the social media platform, said when asked if they would be implementing the tool in 2020.
Responding to a question by a Tweep as to when the company would introduce an edit option in a Wired video Dorsey said — “We’ll probably never do it.”
As you all know, when you send a text, you can’t really take it back,” Jack said. “We wanted to preserve that vibe, that feeling, in the early days.”
Adding that if someone could edit their text after people retweet it, it could end up being an endorsement of something else. He added, “we’ll probably never do it.”
“You might send a tweet and then someone might retweet that, and then an hour later you completely change the content of that tweet…The person that retweeted the original tweet is now retweeting and rebroadcasting something completely different,” he said.
The Twitter CEO said that at one point the company was planning to introduce the edit option in a one-minute or a 30-second window but then they dumped the idea. “We’ve considered a one-minute window or a 30-second window to correct something. But that also means that we have to delay sending out that tweet…Coz once it’s out, people see it,” Dorsey added.