Of course, if you are a Twitter handler, you will know that you cannot edit your tweet even when you make those annoying typos. And ever since its inception, users have been clamoring for a simple edit button to edit those mistakes but Twitter has been seriously against the addition of the “edit” button to the micro-blogging platform. Well, things might soon change as the social media platform said that we “can have an edit button”. But, there’s a cheeky yet useful condition that we have to comply with.
Recently, the official twitter handle of the company shared a tweet (below) that states, and I quote, “You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask”.
You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask
— Twitter (@Twitter) July 2, 2020
Following the above post, the company posted another tweet (below) about two hours later, emphasizing on the “everyone”.
everyone means EVERYONE https://t.co/nJh5qMV0us
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) July 2, 2020
Now, we already know that Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey has confirmed that it is very unlikely that Twitter will get an “edit” button. Even popular television personality, Kim Kardashian West has reportedly personally asked the CEO to add it. However, Dorsey, till now, has stuck to his guns.
“We started as an SMS, text message service. And as you all know, when you send a text, you can’t really take it back. We wanted to preserve that vibe that feeling, in the early days,”, says Jack.
However, since governments started to open up countries from lockdowns, many people are seen to continue to live a normal life, i.e., living without a mask. So, now the social media company believes that the “edit” button might encourage users to cover their faces to prevent the spread of the disease.
And moreover, there is no official additional info or confirmation other than these two tweets that the button is actually coming to the platform. This could just be a desperate call to people to be safe amidst the COVID crisis.
Do you really believe that Twitter will add the “edit” button if everyone complies with the condition? Share your thought with us via the comments.