A feature that constantly pops up in conversations every time someone talks about the flexibility of making corrections to their online posts is the presence of an edit button. While some SM platforms do give you a second chance to edit typos and occasional goof-ups from your personal posts, Twitter is always flooded with unsuccessful pleas to the bird app to include the option to rectify your mistakes on the microblogging site even if it were provided with a timer.
While the constant pleas have fallen on deaf ears (so far), Twitter does like the idea of flirting around the idea of an edit button every once in a while. Taking a subtle dig at its users, the official handle of Twitter ended up giving rather wholesome advice to those aiming for perfection in their tweets.
“you don’t need an edit button, you just need to forgive yourself," wrote Twitter.
you don't need an edit button, you just need to forgive yourself— Twitter (@Twitter) June 29, 2021
As is the case of anything shared on the web, Twitterverse went nuts and picked their sides.
my most controversial opinion is that i agree Twitter doesn’t need an edit buttonproofread, people https://t.co/e0s73wrGB7
— Dani Donovan ADHD Comics (@danidonovan) June 29, 2021
UNO mincing no words whatsoever.
SKIP this nonsense— UNO (@realUNOgame) June 29, 2021
forgive, but never forget you can always photoshop it.— Adobe Photoshop (@Photoshop) June 29, 2021
then embrace the typos— Twitter (@Twitter) June 29, 2021
Last year, around the same time, Twitter came up with a genius plan to give us the edit button but the promise had terms and conditions:
You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask— Twitter (@Twitter) July 2, 2020
Realising they had been played again by Twitter, users had to live another day without the edit button. Many others, put on their DIY masks.