Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West asked the CEO of Twitter for an edit button at husband Kanye West’s birthday party.

The celebrity tweeted to her 60 million followers that she “had a very good convo” with Dorsey at the party and “I think he really heard me out on the edit button”.

The tweet was liked 31,000 times and attracted more than 900 responses.

Dorsey replied: "Now I see why I was invited!"

Kardashian West replied: "Hahaha never! Kanye loves you! But I had to bring it up."

Many public figures have come under pressure in the past for tweets they sent years before. While users of the social media platform are able to delete old tweets, they cannot alter them – unlike rival networks Facebook and Instagram.

Some Twitter users reacted negatively to the suggestion of an edit button, which

Dorsey has hinted at the possibility of introducing an edit button in recent years, which some see as a way of attracting new users to a platform which has struggled to rival the commercial success of Facebook.

However many are staunchly against the idea as it opens the possibility of people completely altering the content of a tweet which has already been widely shared or liked.

A selection of the responses to Kardashian West’s tweet are below.