An edit feature on Twitter is perhaps the one most asked for feature. Twitter users are asking for a way to edit their already published tweets, especially when there is an error in it. People just want to correct errors instead of deleting and tweeting the message again. But it seems for that long time users have been crying, CEO Jack Dorsey and his Twitter team have not finished thinking over it.
But rumours going around suggest that Twitter may finally bring the edit feature, or at least something similar. Fossbytes says “it seems like the company has other plans and could launch a Clarify feature instead”.
Clarifications are important to Dorsey than editing a whole tweet
At a recent Goldman Sachs event, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey implied that the micro blogging site is take into consideration to introduce an option to add clarification to the users’ already posted tweets.
The speculations around the supposed Clarify feature suggest it could help in quickly finding the tweet (a new or older one) in question and clarification could rectify any errors for the tweet.
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Dorsey, during the event, is reported to have suggested that a feature like that could help people who have been “cancelled” clarify some tweet they posted. Cancelled, here means they have been outlawed, for saying doing something that is disapproved by a lot of people. And Jack Dorsey wants to give such people a chance to clarify their actions.
“The other thing that we’re seeing more broadly within the culture right now in this particular moment is people quote-unquote ‘being cancelled’ because of past things that they’ve said on Twitter or various other places on social media. There’s no credible way to go back and clarify or even have a conversation to show the learning and the transition since.”
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At the moment, Twitter does not allow users to edit tweets. This leads users to either delete and tweet again, this time with correct grammar, as most often is the case, or keep them on the feed.
While the feature could prove helpful, there is no confirmation that the Clarify feature will find its way on Twitter.