“You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask,” the company tweeted from its flagship account on Thursday.
The comment quickly spread across the platform, being retweeted half a million times in 12 hours and receiving more than 2 million “likes.”
Despite significant enthusiasm for an edit button, it’s probably not something Twitter is genuinely considering. “As Twitter Comms Tweeted, everyone means everyone,” a spokesperson told CNN Business. “Nothing further to add beyond this!”
The tweet was taken mostly in jest and hailed by many on the site, coming as governments around the world encourage citizens to wear face coverings in public to stem the spread of coronavirus.
But some took it as a political intervention, as not wearing a mask has become a political cause in the United States and some other countries.
Some users have long urged Twitter to add the ability to change tweets after they’ve been published, but the company has resisted those calls.