Twitter appears to joke that it will add an edit button once 'EVERYONE' starts wearing masks
- Twitter said it would include an edit button once everyone starts wearing masks.
- Users have repeatedly asked for an edit feature to be added.
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told Wired that he hasn't added an edit button to preserve the platform's text message like vibe.
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In a series of tweets, Twitter joked that the platform would implement an edit button once everyone started wearing masks.
"Everyone means EVERYONE," @TwitterComms posted.
Twitter users have repeatedly asked for an edit feature to be added.
"The reason there's no edit button [and] there hasn't been an edit button traditionally is we started as an SMS text messaging service," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told Wired in January. "So as you all know, when you send a text, you can't really take it back. We wanted to preserve that vibe and that feeling in the early days."
While in South Africa wearing masks is mandatory - this is not the case in the US, although public health experts have strongly encouraged people to wear masks while out in public to reduce the spread of the coronavirus especially as cases across the US continue to surge. According to a Washington Post tally, the US recorded more than 50,000 cases on Wednesday. In total the country has over 2.7 million and more than 128,000 deaths.
Many users replied feeling pessimistic that the platform's conditions could ever be met.
"So never?" one user replied.
Another user asked if the request included President Donald Trump.
Trump has repeatedly refused to wear a mask, and some experts have said it sends the wrong message to the public on the necessity of masks to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, the president said he supported wearing masks during an interview with Fox Business.
"I'm all for masks, I think masks are good," Trump said.
Business Insider's Eliza Relman reported that Trump added that he thinks mandatory mask-wearing orders are unnecessary.
In May, Trump visited an indoor Ford plant in Michigan and did not wear a face-covering because he "didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it."
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