Hopes for the edit button that flies on Twitter is disappearing soon after a senior executive has indicated that it is not a primary concern for the social network.
One of the main reasons users call the edit feature is to fix the bug – at the moment, bug fixes either need to be left on the page, or the entire post needs to be deleted and then reposted.
The editing feature has long been sought after by users looking for an easier way to fix bugs in their tweets, but Caveon Beppour on Twitter has indicated that waiting can be a while.
"Honestly, it's a feature that I think we should build at some point, but it's nowhere near the top of our priorities," said product leader and co-founder of Periscope's live streaming technology, at a press event. in San Francisco, according to TechCrunch. "This is a sincere answer."
Social network chief Jack Dorsey has previously explained that one of the worries with the edit button is how it can be used to distort the meaning of the original tweet, especially tricky in factoring in retweets.
"If I tweet something you agree with and then retweet it, and then I edit my tweet to something you disagree with, you have now posted something you disagree with, and that is what we need to stop," he said. in November.
The event also shed light on Twitter's new test, in which users can follow interests and topics, rather than people, on the platform.