Twitter Could Consider Implementing A ‘Clarify’ Feature

Twitter has been slowly opening themselves up to the idea of introducing an edit feature, and more recently Twitter’s CEO floated an idea of how such a feature could work. However the feature has yet to officially debut and we’re not sure if there are plans to ever do so, but in the meantime Twitter seems to be considering alternatives. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs event in San Francisco, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey suggested that in the meantime, the company could consider introducing a “clarify” feature to its platform. Basically this feature would allow users to go back to older tweets and append additional information to it. For example if they made a typo, they could append the correction, or they could clarify additional details if they feel that their original tweet wasn’t clear enough. This would be in line with Twitter’s stance on editing which they feel would destroy the real-time nature of tweets. In a way this is similar to how tweets are currently being clarified, where users would just follow

Jack Dorsey says Twitter could soon let users 'clarify' old tweets

Twitter has some good news for users who may be embarrassed by old tweets. The firm is considering rolling out a 'clarification' tool that would let users revise or annotate older posts.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

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Fri 15 Feb 19 from Techspot

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Fri 15 Feb 19 from Engadget

Report: Twitter is considering a clarification feature to help you explain errant tweets

You may not be able to edit, but someday you might be able to clarify your tweets. While you may never be able to fix that typo in your now-viral tweet, Twitter might eventually let you clarify ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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