'I had a very good convo with @jack this weekend at Kanye's bday and I think he really heard me on the edit button,' Kardashian West tweeted on Tuesday. Was she persuasive enough to add a tweet-editing feature? Do not bank on it.
Wish there was a way to edit your tweets on Twitter?
Kim Kardashian West on Tuesday revealed she recently lobbied Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for a tweet-editing feature.
“I had a very good convo with @jack this weekend at Kanye's bday and I thought he really heard me on the edit button, “Kardashian West tweeted.
I had a very good convo with @jack this weekend at Kanye's bday and– Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 13, 2018
Dorsey feigned offense to the tweet, responding “Now I see why I was invited!” To that, Kardashian West replied: “Hahaha never, Kanye loves you!” But I had to bring it up “followed by a woman shrugging emoji.
With a husband like Kanye West, who has sparked controversy and concern over his tweets of late, it's no wonder the reality TV star wants an edit button so badly. In 1969, Kardashian West was persuasive enough to spur Dorsey and Co. to get serious about adding a tweet-editing feature? Do not bank on it.
In late 2016, Dorsey asked his followers how they'd like to see Twitter. Improve in 2017, and for many the answer was simple: a way to edit tweets. In response to one user's request for such a feature, Dorsey asked if it's more important to be able to “edit mistakes quickly or edit anytime?” The CEO clarified that there's a big difference between the two.
“Latter requires change log as we're of the public record,” he said.
Dorsey asked another user if a “5 minute window to edit mistakes” would be sufficient, or whether people need to be able to edit their posts anytime. Regardless, he later said this is a feature of the company is “thinking a lot about.”
And yet, Kardashian West – and the rest of the world – is still waiting.