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Twitter And It’s Missing Button!

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Last updated on April 14, 2016

Twitter and its missing edit button


Twitter is one of the fast growing social network in the internet world!  In fact twitter is fast moving towards the first position in the Social media sector. This micro sharing social site’s growth in the recent past is one of the frequent discussions in the technology world.  Yes, no doubt it looks like in the near future  twitter will achieve that.  But sad to say, though there are many new developments happened in twitter, there is an important option missing or yet to be implemented since its inception. It is indeed a pleasant surprise to many! Why twitter is not providing an edit button for their millions of users. Thus this post under the title:  Twitter and its missing edit button.

The New York Times in its recent edition talks about the latest developments in this micro social site and the need for an urgent edit option for its users.

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In July Kim Kardashian West posted a tweet in this regard to one of twitters co-founders, and the twitter official praised the Kim’s idea. But some other top officials of twitter find it on a different line and says if  we provide such an edit option ‘the nature of tweets could change’
Though in the recent past twitter made lot changes in its functions and introduced some wonderful user friendly features (Read few posts on this subject published elsewhere in this blog pages -Related Posts) but the request for an edit option is still a pending case with twitter. In fact it is indeed an inevitable need in relation to the fast tweeting age. If it change the nature of the tweet let the edit option be provided only for few minutes, immediately after posting a tweet like the one Google provide for its Gmail users (the Unsend tool).
The NY Times report says that: Though the EditTweet debate continued on Wednesday, Twitter itself did not respond to a request for comment.
Anyways let us wait and watch for the company’s favorable response!
Its recent extension of using more characters in sharing messages is a tremendous change in this wonderful micro social site. They removed the option of 140 character limit in sending inbound messages to its users, That is no doubt one of the latest developments in the recent past.

Read more on this line in a report published in the recent edition of New York Times HERE

I would like to hear from you about your  experience with twitter.



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  1. Chery Schmidt
    Chery Schmidt

    Hello Philip, HUM I guess I never even paid attention to the fact that Twitter does not have an Edit button HUM> I do like the fact that they removed the option of 140 character limit in sending inbound messages to its users, this will make it easier when connecting with others the first time Huh?

    Great share my friend
    Thanks Chery :))
    Chery Schmidt recently posted…Reflecting Back On 2015- My Goals And MindsetMy Profile

    January 9, 2016
    • Hi Chery,
      What a joy to see you here again :-)
      I am bit surprised to know that you do not know about this edit button!
      Yes, from tweeter’s inception this was not there, the reason the developers says are many.
      I still doubt they will accept the high demand of its users to introduce this option!
      Let us hope that they heed to the request of its users.
      Thanks again for your kind visit and share and feedback.
      Keep sharing
      Have a great week ahead.

      January 11, 2016
  2. Rachel

    Hey Philip,

    I am always going straight to the heart attache category when I see a typo I have sent in twitter. I stop, take in what I have done and then dismiss it. I was not aware you could delete something you send others (where do I find this button to delete what I have sent to others?). I knew you could delete your own tweets, very time consuming indeed.

    I have often thought surely those in Twitter would have a need for an edit button, it is interesting that they still have not put one in.

    I kind of liked that we all had to keep it to 140 characters. For one platform anyway. Oh I love a good rave and have taken advantage of the new way, but just warmed to the idea of only being able to write 140 characters, it really got my brain being creative, even when I found it painful.

    Is there are any where I can sign, I’m all for that edit button. It would certainly save me aging faster. Thanks for the post.


    January 11, 2016
    • Hi Rachel,
      Its indeed a great joy to see you here again
      Thanks a lot for the kind visit and for the insightful feedback.
      Yes, that was really an embarassing situation after you post you find some typos in it, generally id delete it and post another one after fixing the typos. The delete button you can find at the bottom of your tweet at the right end you find 3 dots click on it there appear a box there you are. it is easy, Hope they provide an edit button too in the near future.
      I too don’t find any such campaign to draw the twitter authorities attention instead you can post twitter messages like this. Of course you can share this post with your request or anger LOL
      Nice speaking to you this way
      Keep sharing
      Have a wonderful day.
      ~ Phil

      January 11, 2016
  3. Hi Philip,

    I am not chatty on Twitter but do remember deleting tweets just because of some minor mistake. There’s no way to edit! I couldn’t believe it.

    It’s not just the edit button that’s missing. They should also consider adding ‘delete’ button for tweets in which people tag others by mentioning some user’s profile handle. Sometimes these messages are spammy/rude/insulting, so I block/mute accounts.

    But so many of them are promotional messages from people I don’t want to mute/block. I’d like to delete those messages from my notification area. Alas, no such feature as of now.

    I have been reading that Twitter is considering getting rid of 140 character limit on tweets. Soon we might be able to write 10000 word long blog posts there as well. My one and only excuse to stay away from Twitter would vanish if that happens. :D

    Have a wonderful day! :)

    January 12, 2016
    • Hi Priya,

      Thank you so much for the wonderful insight you put into this post.

      Yes, i fully agree with you. These are some vital changes twitter need to look into it.

      But i differ the opinion of increasing the word limit from 140 characters. Twitter’s main idea or purpose is that I do not think they do that. but an edit button and a delete provision is an urgent need! Hope they will look into this mass request of its users. Of course the message box character limit is increased recently, and that is a good sign too.

      Let us hope for a positive response from twitter in this regard.

      Keep visiting
      Keep sharing your valuable thoughts.

      May you have a great and profitable weekend.


      January 22, 2016
  4. Ikechi

    Hi Philip

    I am a fan of Twitter and I have watched as they have so many changes and it is sad that such a platform isn’t there yet.

    As for the edit feature, I think it is a good idea and I agree that it should be available for a limited time.

    Thanks for sharing. Let’s see what Twitter would do.
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    January 18, 2016
  5. Soon, Twitter is gonna add an ‘Edit’ button!
    Because they know the importance of it.
    Thanks for discussion, Philip!
    ~ Ahmad

    February 23, 2016
    • Hi Ahmad,
      Thanks for your visit and your observaton!
      But sad, though they knew the importance of it,
      i am sure they are not going to do it due to various other difficulties!! LOL

      March 1, 2016

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