Hello. It's me, Lauren. On behalf of millions who suffer like myself, I'm writing this open letter to the world (but really to Apple) to say one thing: PLEASE LET US HAVE THE ABILITY TO DISABLE THE VOICE MESSAGE FEATURE ON IMESSAGE.
Yes, I'm talking about that little old-timey microphone button that you literally cannot get rid of, even though it causes pain and suffering to humans across the world.
Sure, *some* people might find it useful, and I'm happy for them. Really, I am! But other people don't find it useful. It's more like a button that is potentially life-ruining.
KINDA LIKE HELL ON EARTH.
Because some of us keep sending voice notes by accident, and it is NOT GOOD.
That little button can cause social trauma, because you never know what a recipient might hear on the other side.
And with one little slip of the finger, you could accidentally send what only your therapist is supposed to hear. And all you can do is watch it fly through cyberspace while experiencing heart palpitations.
And then coming to terms with another person actually hearing your personal conversations or, tbh, shit-talking, is panic-inducing.
No matter what you might send, even if it's kinda innocent, it's embarrassing AF.
Accidental voice notes are NO JOKE, PEOPLE!!! And sure, you can blame us for our carelessness, but also you can't, because careless people are human too and we deserve to be able to prevent these things from happening.
Maybe we just want to keep our angelic voices private??
MAYBE WE DON'T WANNA GET FIRED?
AND THINK ABOUT THE OTHER PEOPLE!!! THIS COULD BE ANY ONE OF US!!
In conclusion: LET US JUST DISABLE THIS DAMN THING.