×
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.

More Digital

  • Colin Kroll Dead Vine Obit

    HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Dies at 35

    Colin Kroll, co-founder of the Vine video app and the HQ Trivia game, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment early Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, Variety has confirmed. He was 35. New York Police Department officers responded at 12:18 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, to a call by Kroll’s girlfriend, who was concerned about [...]

  • Nick Eh 30, StoneMountain64

    CAA Signs Gaming Influencers Nick Eh 30, StoneMountain64

    CAA has signed two popular live-streaming battle royale gamers — Nicholas Amyoony, better known as Nick Eh 30, and David Steinberg, aka StoneMountain64 — for representation. CAA said it will work to create opportunities for Nick Eh 30 (above left) and StoneMountain64 (above right) in all areas, including TV, motion pictures, touring, digital distribution and [...]

  • Amazon Adds NBA League Pass to

    Amazon Adds NBA League Pass Live-Streaming Games to Prime Video Channels

    Amazon is bringing pro hoops action to Prime Video Channels: The ecommerce giant now offers NBA League Pass as part of its lineup of 150-plus subscription options for Prime members in the U.S. It’s the first U.S. live-sports subscription service on Prime Video Channels. Prime members can subscribe to NBA League Pass via Prime Video [...]

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    International Piracy Ring Stole Over 25,000 Movie and TV Digital Files, U.S. Feds Say

    A five-member international hacking crime ring stole more than 25,000 files for Hollywood movies and TV shows and illegally offered hundreds of them for sale online, according to U.S. law enforcement officials. A federal grand jury in L.A. on Wednesday (Dec. 12) indicted five men, identified as residing in the U.K., India, Dubai and Malaysia, [...]

  • Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president

    Apple to Update iPhones in China to Avoid Sales Ban

    Apple is pushing out a software update to iPhones in China to address a recent court order obtained by Qualcomm that banned the sale of certain iPhone models in the country. The update will allow the company to continue selling its phones in China, company representatives told Reuters Friday morning. The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court [...]

  • Kevin Reilly Variety Cover

    Kevin Reilly Named Content Chief for WarnerMedia Streaming Service

    Kevin Reilly — a veteran television exec who has led programming at NBC, FX, Fox, and most recently Turner Broadcasting — has been tapped to head content strategy for the still-nascent streaming service that WarnerMedia plans to launch next year. Reilly, who has led programming at Turner brands TNT and TBS since 2015, will serve [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content