Twitter may launch an option to edit a tweet

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Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter in an interview with Joe Rogan states that Twitter may come up with the option of editing a tweet.

The edit option has been a feature numerous users have wanted since a while. In an interview with Joe Rogan, Dorsey stated that Twitter is contemplating about having an option to edit a tweet.

You would still see the original tweet and would see the edit below, like a user does on Reddit.

The reason the edit option was not available in the first place was that it was built on text messaging. Dorsey says, “Once you send a text, you can’t take it back. So when you send a tweet it goes to the world instantaneously. You can’t take it back.”

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There may be a 5-30 seconds window to edit a tweet but not longer than that because Dorsey believes, “The issue with going longer than that is it takes that real-time nature of the conversational flow out of it.”

When Rogan asked, that isn’t clarity more important, as being clear about what you want to say is more important than maintaining the conversational flow. Dorsey replied, “It depends on the context. If you’re in the context of an NBA game, you want to be fast and in the moment. You want to be raw. But if you’re in the context of considering what the president just did or making a particular statement, then you probably need some more time. And we can be dynamic there.”

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