I’m sure I’m not the only person who finds it frustrating that once you publish a tweet it cannot be edited.

That means if you made a mistake or simply want to change something, you have to delete the entire post and start over from scratch. 

Just like on LinkedIn, you also can’t edit a photo or add another photo once you’ve hit publish. This is a big inconvenience for page administrators and individual users.

So, it was disappointing when Twitter recently announced that it has no plans to add the edit post functionality anytime soon.

In a recent interview with Wired, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that an edit button is not in the cards for the platform, and likely never will be.

His reasoning is that Twitter originally started as an SMS text messaging service, and when you send a text, you can’t really take back what you said, so the platform should mimic that concept.

Even though it seems unlikely that Twitter will add the edit functionality, I’m still putting it on my Christmas list and I’ll triple check my context, spelling and punctuation before I post a tweet. For now we just have delete and repost. Never say never!

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