Twitter is contemplating including a perform that may permit its customers to edit old tweets, in accordance with co-founder Jack Dorsey. Seemingly impressed by cancel tradition, the characteristic would permit individuals to connect context to earlier content material. The tech mogul spoke of the likelihood throughout a Goldman Sachs occasion in San Francisco on Thursday.
“One of the ideas we’re fascinated with is clarifications,” Dorsey instructed the viewers. “Kind of like retweet with remark… so as to add some context and a few color on what they may have tweeted, or what they may have meant.”
“By doing so, you may think that the unique tweet then wouldn’t have the type of engagement round it. Like you wouldn’t be capable of retweet the unique tweet, as an example,” he added. “You would simply present the clarification, so it at all times carries round with it that context. That’s one method. Not saying that we’re going to launch that however these are the kinds of questions we’re going to ask.”
Back in 2018, Dorsey had spoken of the platform’s worry that such a feature would be abused. “There’s a bunch of issues we may do to point out a changelog and present how a tweet has been modified and we’re all these things however finally we’d like to ensure we’re fixing an actual downside and fixing a use case that individuals are seeing as friction throughout the service and making that simple for individuals to do. We’ve been contemplating edit for fairly a while however we have now to do it in the suitable method.”