Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey may have set foot on adding that much-sought edit button, but the social media giant seems happy to be promoting another company that has created one.
It has tried to break free by promoting the Brizzly platform, and the @TwitterDev account tweeted its praise on Tuesday, calling a new and so-called "edit feature" available as part of its paid Brizzly + service.
It is a subscription service that features what describes itself as "The closest thing to an edit button for Twitter", with various functions that allow users to automatically undo, redo and delete tweets
It is a little exaggerated
Since the closest thing to an edit button here is the function of "undo" From Brizzly, which gives you a certain amount of time to undo a tweet after pressing send, according to Brizzly, you can set this window up to 10 minutes. Once the time set for "undo", you cannot edit after posting.
At least one edit button is real
The closest thing to Gmail's recovery feature, which allows you to send emails for a short time after sending them. Right after sending a message, you can retract by clicking "undo" within a set cancellation period of 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds (You can configure it yourself in Settings).
Brizzly is generating an automatic deletion function, which allows you to decide if you want your tweets to be automatically deleted after 24 hours, seven days or a month, and a redo function, which again is not exactly an edit button. Instead, it allows you to replace existing tweets with an edited version.
"It is not a true edition"
Since it is not compatible with Twitter, but we will copy the post into a new text field and allow you to edit it, it is read in the Brizzly FAQ. "When you send, your old tweet will be removed and you will have a brilliant and completely new tweet."
Although Twitter is unlikely to roll out its own edit button anytime soon, it appears to be happy to promote platforms that are doing the job.
It's been pretty clear regarding Twitter's objections to button editing, mainly the chaos that could come from being able to change opinions in an instant.
"You could send a tweet and then someone could retweet that and an hour later you completely change the content of that tweet and that person who retweeted the original tweet is now retweeting and rebroadcasting something completely different."explained to Cabling in January.
Regarding typographical errors
Brizzly's 'undo' feature could rectify, Dorsey said Twitter has really considered a feature like this, but that Twitter is unlikely to implement it.
"We have considered a 1 minute window or a 30 second window to correct something" , said ,
“But that also means that we have to delay sending that tweet because once it comes out, people see it. all considerations. It's just work, but we'll probably never do it. "