Twitter is one of the most used social networking sites. As of the third quarter of 2016, the microblogging service averaged at 317 million active users every month according to Statistica. Moreover, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted every second on average on the big social media. This corresponds to over 350,000 tweets sent per minute, 500 million tweets per day or around 200 billion tweets in just a year.
And with this many users and tweets made on Twitter, more people encounter frequent problems that have been part of their daily tweets. Posting a tweet with typographical errors into your homepage is quite annoying. This is especially when the only way to fix it is to delete the tweet and post it again without the typo. But, it seems like Twitter is finally solving this dilemma,
Sending tweets and editing it again when you have committed a typographical mistake is a problem. Twitter may now put an edit tweet feature so that users can just simply edit the typo in the 140-character micro-blogs.
Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO asked, via Twitter of course, what Twitter update would users want to see from the social networking site in the coming new year. He personally answered the replies of a few tweets asking for an edit function. He said that the edit function should be “.. for everyone, not just those w[ith] badges” which refers to those accounts that are verified.
How Will This New Feature Be Done
Dorsey even explained how to do this new edit feature. An edit feature may either be done quickly or may be edited at any time. This would particularly be different in terms of their implementation. He even suggested a five minute editing window time for the former option. He said that the latter would also require a change log as Twitter is often a “public record.”
Dorsey said that they are “thinking a lot about” this user-based proposal on a Twitter update. Since Dorsey has asked through Twitter, he got answers directly from the users. These users know what their specific needs are. So, the requests of the users will be highly considered by Dorsey and his team. On another note about the changes, Dorsey also mentioned that they will prioritize abuse in the social media platform.