While Twitter users have been waiting long for the edit option, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has informed about a new feature. Jack has said that the micro-blogging site can soon bring a ‘clarify‘ feature to more than 33 million users. During an event in San Francisco, the company’s CEO informed that with its help, users will be able to write context separately about tweets.
According to the report of 9to5Mac.com, Jack Dorsey said, “We are thinking about a concept related to explaining the tweet, in which the user can clarify differently without changing the original tweet just like the comments and retweets. In such a way, users will be able to understand what their tweet is about and it is not taken in the wrong way. This way users will be able to explain their tweets”.
How Jack Dorsey explained the new feature:
“How do we enable people to quickly go back or to any tweet, whether it be years back or today, and show that original tweet — kind of like a quote retweet, a retweet with comment — and to add some context and some color on what they might have tweeted or what they might have meant. By doing so you might imagine that the original tweet then would not have the sort of engagement around it. Like you wouldn’t be able to retweet the original tweet, for instance. You would just show the clarification, you would be able to retweet the clarification, so it always carries around with it that context. That’s one approach. Not saying that we are going to launch that but those are the sorts of questions we are going to ask.”
Jack said, “If you get this feature, you have to understand that there will be no such kind of engagement on the tweet. For example, after adding a clarification, no one will be able to retweet the original tweet. Let’s say, earlier this month, Dorsey had said that Twitter can soon add support to edit tweets, but the original version will still be visible.
Dorsey said in a podcast interview, ‘We can probably bring a feature that can be edited to 5 to 30 seconds of posting of tweets because more time will affect its flow due to real-time nature”. I will. Dorsey said the first thing to give an edit option was in December 2016, but for the moment Twitter does not seem to be planning such option. In 2018, Dorsey also denied the possibility of bringing such a feature.
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