05 Feb 2019 AT 03:46 PM

Twitter is launching an edit button

It's about time, Jack...
05 Feb 2019 AT 03:46 PM
Twitter is launching an edit button

There's nothing more annoying than writing a tweet, posting it and then realising there's a spelling mistake as the likes and retweets start to roll in.

You're then left with no option but to delete the tweet. We've all been there, but no more...

The social media platform is planning to allow its users to edit their tweets, according to reports.

But there's one slightly annoying twist. The original version will still be available.

How will it work then?

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey said: "Maybe we introduce a 5-30 seconds delay in the sending of tweet and within that window, you can edit because the issue with going longer than that is it takes that real-time nature of the conversational flow out of it."

Dorsey said the reason Twitter doesn't have the feature to edit your tweets is because the platform was built on the SMS format of text messaging.

"Once you send a text, you can't take it back. When you send a tweet, it goes to the world instantaneously. You can't take it back," he said.

Dorsey first addressed the possibility of adding an edit feature for tweets in December 2016 but never did.

So fingers crossed this time the changes will be rolled out.

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