Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is polling Twitter users on what features they’d like to see from the company in 2017.
Everyone’s got ideas, like “get rid of the Nazis” and “reverse verification,” where everyone is verified by default. I love the internet.
Following in the footsteps of Brian Chesky: what's the most important thing you want to see Twitter improve or create in 2017? #Twitter2017— jack (@jack) December 29, 2016
Anyway, the obvious thing people are asking for is the ability to edit tweets, and Jack wants to give them that power, too.
@howardlindzon not sure why you're quoting this tweet but yes, a form of edit is def needed. But for everyone, not just those w badges— jack (@jack) December 29, 2016
I’m glad we all share the same tweet-editing stance. Apparently this task won’t be so simple to carry out, however, as evidenced by Jack’s other tweets to users.
@michaelpachter I'm listening. And what do you want from edit? Quickly fix mistakes or edit anytime?— jack (@jack) December 29, 2016
Editing tweets, while seemingly an easy thing to introduce, requires work on the backend. What if someone edited a tweet months later and you had retweeted it? It could look like you’re endorsing something totally different than you intended. That’s one of the more obvious concerns.
@AnthonyQuintano edit mistakes quickly or edit anytime? Big dif in implementation. Latter requires change log as we're oft the public record— jack (@jack) December 29, 2016
Clearly Jack and whoever else is left at the company is thinking through these issues. They might have a plan in place for all we know and just want further input. So now, let’s all join hands — that means you, too, Kim Kardashian — and will Twitter to give us editing power.