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Twitter: You can have an edit button if you wear a mask

Twitter has teased users that they can "have an edit button" once "everyone wears a mask" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Users of the micro-blogging platform have long campaigned for the addition of an edit function to make alterations to past tweets, and on Thursday (02.06.20), the social media site itself joked they would make users wishes come true if everyone agrees to don a mask to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

A tweet from the official Twitter account read: "You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask."

And the Twitter Communications account then added: "everyone means EVERYONE (sic)"

However, despite repeated requests, Twitter is unlikely to ever get an edit function, as co-founder Jack Dorsey said earlier this year the company would "probably never" implement the ability to edit tweets, over concerns it could cause the spread of misinformation.

Speaking in January, he said: "You might send a tweet and someone might retweet that and an hour later you might completely change the content of that tweet. The person that retweeted the original tweet is now retweeting and rebroadcasting something that is completely different. So that's something to watch out for.

"We've considered a one minute window or 30 second window to correct something, but that means we have to delay [the Tweet] before we can send it out. It's just work, but we'll probably never do it."

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