Twitter is a social media platform, founded on March 21, 2006, in California, United States. The platform started as an SMS text messaging service to communicate with small groups of people. The original code name for the service was “twttr”. However, six months after the launch of twttr, the founders purchased a domain and changed the name to Twitter which Jack Dorsey explained.
… We came across the word ‘twitter’, and it was just perfect. The definition was ‘a short burst of inconsequential information,’ and ‘chirps from birds’. And that’s exactly what the product was.
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Factual Statistics about Twitter.
According to omnicore, the platform has 262 million International users, which make up 78% of all Twitter accounts. Twitter has 68 million monthly active users in the US.
Approximately 42% of Twitter users are on the platform daily and over 330 million active monthly users. With 500 million tweets sent per day, Twitter is a platform that contains a lot of information.
Why Twitter will not have an edit feature.
Twitter initially restricted to 140 characters. It doubled to 280 in 2017 for non-Asian languages. This has enhanced the user-friendliness of the platforms in the world. Over the years Twitter has become a trusted and reliable source of information.
However, there are drawbacks of this particular great platform which many users have complained about over the years, which is the ability to edit already posted tweets.
Jack Dorsey has explained in a video that twitter started as SMS text messaging services. Which means that when you send an SMS text message, there’s is no option to edit or correct wrong spelling word. Jack Dorsey in a video also hinted that Twitter, for now, is not considering and edit button.
The reason there is no edit button or hasn’t been edit button traditionally is we started as SMS text messaging service, so as you all know when you send a text, you can really take it back.
We want to persevere that vibe and feeling in the early days but now, you know we have an app and a lot of people using us on the net and there are some issues with an edit that we can though.
The one is you might send a tweet and someone might retweet that and an hour later you completely change the content of the tweet and the person that retweeted the original tweet is retweeting and broadcasting something completely different.
A lot of people want it because they wanna fix a spelling error or broken link. That’s why we’ve considered one-minute or 30 second window to correct something but that also means we’ve to delay in sending that tweet out because once it’s out people see it.
These are all the considerations that just works, but we’ll probably never so it.
This implies twitter will never have a twitter edit button. Jack Dorsey might consider certain features for the app, but for now, his doors are shut for edits feature buttons.