Twitter May Add Edit Feature, Says CEO Jack Dorsey
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

San Francisco, February 3: Micro-blogging site Twitter is considering the possibility of adding support for editing tweets, but the original version of the tweet would still be viewable. "Maybe we introduce a 5-30 seconds delay in the sending of tweet and within that window, you can edit because the issue with going longer than that is it takes that real-time nature of the conversational flow out of it," 9To5Mac quoted Twitter chief executive officer (CEO) Jack Dorsey as saying in a podcast interview on Saturday.

On why the micro-blogging site lacks the feature, Dorsey said the platform was built on the SMS format of text messaging. "Once you send a text, you can't take it back. When you send a tweet, it goes to the world instantaneously. You can't take it back." Twitter User's Concern Over Google Maps Feature Goes Viral, Google India Replies With a Cheeky Shayari, Check Funny Tweets.

Dorsey first addressed the possibility of adding an edit feature for tweets in December 2016, based on the Twitteraties' suggestions. Twitter was recently testing a new feature on Android that puts news stories at the top of the timeline to help users keep up with what is happening around the world.