×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Kim Kardashian West Lobbies Twitter CEO to Add Tweet Editing

Kim Kardashian West wants Twitter to let her edit her tweets — and she took her case directly to CEO Jack Dorsey.

In a tweet Tuesday evening, Kardashian West said she spoke with Dorsey at husband Kanye West’s birthday bash. “I had a very good convo with @jack this weekend at Kanye’s bday and I think he really heard me out on the edit button,” she wrote to her 60 million Twitter followers.

In response to her tweet, Dorsey replied, “Now I see why I was invited!”

Dorsey in the past has said the company has considered adding a tweet-editing feature, but Twitter has not said if or when that might roll out. A Twitter rep declined to comment on the exchange between Kardashian West and Dorsey.

Users have been requesting the ability to edit tweets virtually since Twitter’s inception. At a high level, Dorsey has expressed the need for Twitter to add an edit function. In December 2016, for example, the CEO said in a series of tweets that Twitter is “thinking a lot about” introducing editing functionality to tweets and said that “a form of edit is def[initely] needed.”

Kardashian West, of course, recently met with another avid Twitter user — Donald Trump. At a meeting last month at the White House, she urged the president to consider reforms to prison sentencing. She has been an advocate for commuting the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, who was in prison for nearly 22 years for a low-level drug offense. Trump subsequently issued a pardon for Johnson.

Shares of Twitter were up more than 2% in premarket trading Wednesday. The bump came after JP Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth raised his price target on the stock to $50, citing strengthening ad-sales momentum particularly among large marketers. The stock gained 5% on Tuesday to close at $43.49 per share, pushing its market cap above $32 billion.

Twitter’s stock has been trading at three-year highs, coming after the company was added to the S&P 500 index. The rising stock also reflects investors’ growing confidence in Twitter’s business, after it posted two straight quarters of profit — the first in its 12-year history.

Popular on Variety

More Digital

  • Illustration of the video streaming company

    Netflix Q3 Preview: The Calm Before the Streaming-Wars Storm?

    Wall Street is expecting Netflix to hit or slightly beat subscriber and financial targets when it reports third quarter 2019 results on Wednesday after market close. But then what? Debate among analysts continues to rage about what will happen to Netflix’s market-leading position once it’s facing big new rivals in Disney Plus and Apple TV [...]

  • countdown

    Apple Takes Down Viral 'Countdown' Horror App, STX Brings It to Android Instead

    An app that can predict the date and time of your death may have been too much for Apple to stomach: The iPhone maker removed a viral app inspired by the upcoming horror movie “Countdown” a few days ago, putting an end to its meteoric rise. Before its removal, “Countdown” had surpassed TikTok, YouTube and [...]

  • daydream view

    Google Ships Pixel 4 Without Daydream VR Support, Stops Selling Daydream Viewer

    Google is effectively phasing out its Daydream virtual reality (VR) platform: The company’s latest flagship Pixel 4 flagship phone, which Google unveiled at a press event in New York Tuesday, won’t support Google’s Daydream mobile VR platform anymore, a spokesperson confirmed to Variety. The company will also stop selling the Daydream viewer, but continue to [...]

  • Google Wifi

    The New Google Wifi Ships in Three Colors Because Good-Looking Routers Work Better

    When Google revamped its Wifi router product, it extended the devices reach and doubled their speed, while also adding a full-blown smart speaker with Google Assistant. But the company paid just as much attention to Google Wifi’s design, down to the decision to ship the product in three colors. The surprising reason for this: Google [...]

  • Nest Mini

    Google Introduces New $49 Nest Mini Speaker With On-Board Machine Learning, Stereo Pairing

    Google introduced a revamped version of its entry-level smart speaker at a press event in New York Tuesday: The new $49 Nest Mini speaker effectively replaces its Home Mini predecessor with bigger sound, a built-in machine learning chip for faster responses, ultrasound for proximity detection and the ability to pair 2 speakers for inexpensive stereo [...]

  • Google Stadia Game Streaming Service Launching

    Google’s Stadia Game Streaming Service Will Launch Nov. 19

    Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh gave us an update on the company’s game streaming service Stadia during the company’s fall hardware event in New York Tuesday: Stadia will be available to the public on Nov. 19. Stadia promises to stream games directly from the cloud, with no need to buy a full-blown game console. Consumers [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content