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Twitter May Add Support For Editing Tweets

Twitter was recently testing a new feature on Android that puts news stories at the top of the timeline to help users keep up with what is happening around the world

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Micro-blogging site Twitter is considering the possibility of adding support for editing tweets, but the original version of the tweet would still be viewable.

“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,” 9To5Mac quoted Twitter chief executive officer (CEO) Jack Dorsey as saying in a podcast interview on Saturday.

On why the micro-blogging site lacks the feature, Dorsey said the platform was built on the SMS format of text messaging.

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The logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. vOA

“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.”

Dorsey first addressed the possibility of adding an edit feature for tweets in December 2016, based on the Twitteraties’ suggestions.

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Twitter was recently testing a new feature on Android that puts news stories at the top of the timeline to help users keep up with what is happening around the world. (IANS)

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Micro-blogging Platform Twitter to Soon Explain Why Certain Tweets are Unavailable

Most of the tweets that go unavailable are likely from accounts with protected tweets, he said

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You will soon be able to know why certain tweets go unavailable in your conversation thread on Twitter. The micro-blogging platform is working on to “add context” to “this tweet is unavailable” notices.

“We’re fixing the issue where you see so many ‘This Tweet is unavailable’ notices in conversations. This is usually due to deleted or protected Tweets, or muted keywords,” Twitter Support posted on Friday.

“In a few weeks, you’ll start seeing more context on each notice to help explain why Tweets are unavailable,” the company added.

There are several reasons why a tweet in a conversation thread is unavailable, like policy violation, deleted because of certain specific keywords present or muted by a user.

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Kayvon Beykpour, Product Lead at Twitter, said: “We’re going through and overhauling every place where the product says ‘tweet is unavailable’ to be more transparent about what’s actually happening”.

Most of the tweets that go unavailable are likely from accounts with protected tweets, he said.

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“The fact that the ‘unavailable’ message is showing with a placeholder row is recently changed behaviour (as result of a different change) that is confusing. They should be hidden,” Beykpour added. (IANS)