October 31, 2020

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey explains why you’re not getting that edit button

Twitter's Jack Dorsey explains why you're not getting that edit button

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is gently putting his foot down about adding an edit button.

As flagged by The Verge, Dorsey recently sat down for Wired and answered a bunch of reader tweets. While no one asked why President Donald Trump is allowed to continue threatening war in violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service, someone did ask about the edit button and Dorsey answered succinctly: “No.”

Dorsey actually elaborates as to why Twitter still hasn’t incorporated the edit button and he does make a good point: “You might send a tweet and then someone might retweet that and an hour later you completely change the content of that tweet and that person that retweeted the original tweet is now retweeting and rebroadcasting something completely different.” …

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