Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that they are going to introduce a clarification feature to clarify their bad tweets.
Twitter might be a platform where you can creatively express your thoughts. It is also a place where you can connect with people worldwide at a large extent. Twitter gives you a platform to express yourself; however, there are times when you might end up with the tweet that should not be posted or does not really intend to put out in the open. Also, Twitter does not have an edit button to correct the tweet, means if you have posted the inappropriate or stupid content or shared the topic out of context, you are wedged with the tweet forever or you need to remove the tweet from your timeline entirely.
But, there is fantastic news for the users, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in an event on 14 February 2019 – Twitter needs to think about some kind of feature that would allow people to go back to their tweets and add clarifications or modification to old tweets.
“The other thing that we’re seeing more broadly within the culture right now in this particular moment is people quote-unquote ‘being canceled’ because of past things that they’ve said on Twitter or various other places in social media,” Dorsey explained to the audience on Thursday. “There’s no credible way to kind of go back and clarify or even have a conversation to show the learning and the transition since.”
Twitter is thinking about mulling something that can help users. The idea here is to clarify the tweet that has already gone viral, the clarification will be added anywhere the original tweet appears. Most likely, this feature would clear up imprecise news or incorrect content. A spokesperson said if Twitter actually builds the feature then it will definitely clear up the things that are inaccurate or needs to be cleared.
One thing which is sure that the clarification feature could provide users with an opportunity to add some kind of comment or explanation to a tweet. Would this protect you from abuse or spam? Would this help you to correct your mistake? Or would bring buzz in the market? Probably yes or might no.