Twitter has gone back on a controversial change that made it difficult for users to preserve deleted tweets. The micro-blogging platform, until recently, would show the content of a tweet embedded on a website, even if the tweet has been deleted by the author. But earlier this month, the company made a slight change in its code. This change made the deleted tweet embed appear as blank space, making it difficult for people to preserve the tweet.
The change was later confirmed by Twitter product manager Eleanor Harding, who said the change was made to “better respect” people’s decisions. “We are doing this to better respect when people have chosen to delete their tweets. Very soon it will have a better message that explains why the content is no longer available – my DMs are open if you want to chat more about this.” are,” Harding wrote in the tweet, explaining the rationale.
But now the company has quietly withdrawn this change. A Twitter spokesperson told The Verge, “After considering the feedback we have heard, we are rolling this change back for now while we explore alternatives.
That said, this change seems temporary as the company plans to ‘explore different options’. It is worth noting that Twitter has confirmed that it is working on an ‘edit’ button, as the name suggests, which will enable users to edit their tweets once they have been shared. . The functionality is expected to have a similar effect as it will allow users to change the entire context of the conversation. It remains to be seen what checks and balances the company introduces to maintain the authenticity of conversations on the platform.
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