A edit button would solve thousands of situations for regular users of Twitter. And while that doesn’t seem like a close possibility, at least the social network would be thinking of an option close to this feature.
As we can see in an animation discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, expert in reverse engineering, Twitter is working on a timer to cancel sending tweets, seconds before it goes live.
‘Cancel tweets’ could reach Twitter
As you can see below, in the post posted by Manchunm, once you hit the Tweet button, an inverted progress bar will appear inside a Cancel button. The animation takes five or six seconds and you can press the button anytime during this time to cancel the tweet and edit it before resending it.
Twitter is working on ‘Cancel Send’ timer for tweets pic.twitter.com/nS0kuijPK0
– Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 5, 2021
This possibility would be useful for users who detect a possible error, very few seconds after pressing the button, but it doesn’t help if you only see your mistake, when the tweet appears in your feed.
On request of an editing function, Twitter did not explain its refusal to offer the requested lawsuit.. But you probably don’t want to be faced with situations where someone might change a tweet completely after liking or retweeting countless times, for example.
Last year, CEO Jack Dorsey suggested instead that the company could offer a “clarification” function
But in case of propagation, functionality would be a huge concession on one of the most frequent requests from users, which in the future might have more features.