It is not the first time that Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, is pronouncing about the most historic claim of the twitterers: the possibility of editing the messages sent.
A few months ago the manager already pointed out in an interview that the company “is thinking about it” and established the possibility that for a few seconds the users who sent a message could rectify it. This would allow to change orthographic errors or to qualify any question in a short period of time without having to resort to eliminate the tweet, as it happens until now.
“Twitter did not allow to edit the messages in the beginning to be built as a platform for sending SMS.”
Twitter has always been very secretive regarding the possibility of editing tweets, so Dorsey’s words were received with great expectation by a certain sector of the twitterers who yearn for change.
However, since then little has been known about the plans or possible tests of the company in this regard. The information seems to be coming with a dropper until one day the editing of the tweets is a reality. They are working on it in safety, and this is confirmed by the words of Jack Dorsey in a new interview he gave this weekend to the American journalist Joe Rogan.
In it, the informant asks the manager if when they plan to edit the tweets the original message will continue to be seen. Dorsey responded with a resounding “Something like that is what we are looking for”, making it clear that although tweets can be edited, users will know at all times what messages have been modified and in what way.
The CEO of Twitter went even further by explaining why the tweets on the platform were not allowed to be edited at first. The reason is that Twitter was built as a service to send messages via SMS, and by sending a text message technologically it was impossible to edit.