The introduction of this editing period would not affect the real-time nature of the “microblogging” platform The CEO and creator of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has assured in an interview that his company is studying to incorporate an editing window of between five and 30 seconds for the “tweets”, during which it will be possible to modify a message after being sent.
The introduction of this tweeting period would not affect the real-time nature of the “microblogging” platform, as Dorsey said in an interview on Joe Rogan’s radio show. Through this measure, Twitter would allow its users to rectify the content of the message, mainly with the aim of avoiding errata, delaying its publication for between 5 and 30 seconds, during which the user can edit the message.
Dorsey has explained that, in order to keep its origins inspired by SMS messages, the limit is set at 30 seconds, since “the problem with going beyond that is that it eliminates the real-time nature of the conversation flow. » This fact also causes the company not to consider introducing the possibility of eliminating previously sent tweets.
Although no further details on the editing function have been specified, Dorsey responded affirmatively to the question of whether the original tweet sent by users will continue to appear even during the change period. The creator of Twitter also explained that the editing function would be better applied to less dynamic contexts, such as institutional announcements.