You May Now Be Able Edit Your Tweets: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

At a town hall address, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hinted at the possibility that users may soon be able to edit tweets

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Bringing more control to the platform, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the company may consider bringing the edit functionality to tweets.

According to a report in Variety on Thursday, Dorsey made these remarks as part of an impromptu public town hall address with Twitter users, asking them for feedback on how to improve the service.

In a Tweet on Thursday, Dorsey asked users what kind of changes they wanted Twitter to make.

You May Now Be Able Edit Your Tweets: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Users made repeated requests for an edit function on the micro-blogging site.

“The request for an edit button for tweets came up multiple times, and Dorsey seemed to signal that the company is gearing towards a time-limited window to allow for the correction of typos right after a tweet was sent,” the report noted.

Dorsey argued that allowing users to edit tweets hours or days after they were sent would lead to a more complicated solution, “including the need for a change log to give users the ability to review different versions of the same tweet”.

Twitter users also asked Dorsey to fight hate and harassment, to which the CEO responded saying that bringing transparency to Twitter was a “big priority”.

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