Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to Twitter last night to ask users of the service what they should be doing to improve it, either by tweaking current features or adding new ones. Among the top results from people who responded were:
- An edit button for tweets
- A bookmark button
- Better safety and reporting options for bullies
While the bookmark button and reporting options still exist in some form as a pinned and report tweet option, there is no way to edit a tweet. Twitter never offered the option as it was concerned that tweets might be changed after a long period of time.
"Is it more important to edit for spelling/corrections? 5 minute window to edit mistakes or do you need to be able to edit anytime?" Dorsey asked a user in a tweet. "We're thinking a lot about it," he added.
Twitter has been trying to desperately seek more and more users as the company's growth has come to a halt, with layoffs starting to affect the social media platform this year. Throughout 2016 it even tried seeking bidders to sell off the company, but no interested parties made any final offers, which included the likes of Salesforce, Google, Microsoft and Disney.
Dorsey has been since trying to reinvent more and more features that would attract new users to join, and existing ones to stay active. Only this year Twitter expanded the length of tweets, added anti-abuse features and notification controls, as well as made it easier for any user to be verified on Twitter.
It's not too late to reach out to the Twitter CEO with your own thoughts on what could make Twitter great again, or simply 'like' the tweet where edit controls are suggested.