How to Edit 4Chan Posts

By Lillian Downey

Posts die on 4chan so quickly that small errors aren't really worth editing. Still, if you post something only to realize later that you've broken a rule, made a seriously embarrassing typo or rue the day you ever discovered the site, you have a a limited set of options for changing your post content. In most cases, you'll have to ride the short wave of your mistake or delete your post altogether. Claims that you can edit posts with a 4chan Gold Membership are jokes used to poke fun at new, inexperienced users.

Correct Within a Thread

Step 1

Post a comment underneath your image that explains your error or points out the correction you would make if you were able to edit 4chan threads.

Step 2

Post a reply that contains the new version of your post if a simple correction won't cut it.

Step 3

Ask users to respond to your corrections, not your original post.

Edit to Remove Image

Step 1

Check the box next to the title of your post. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Step 2

Enter your password into the password field located next to the "delete" button. If you did not enable a password, 4chan will look for a stored cookie on your computer to verify your identity.

Step 3

Click the "File Only" box, then click "delete." Choosing the "File Only" option edits your post to remove the image without deleting any of the comments, replies or text in your thread.

Edit to Delete Thread

Step 1

Delete the entire thread by checking the box next to the title and entering your password next to the "delete" button.

Step 2

Leave the "File Only" option unchecked. Click "delete."

Step 3

Submit a new post that contains your desired edits.

Tips & Warnings

  • Continually deleting and re-posting similar content on 4chan can result in a temporary ban for spamming. If this happens, appeal your ban and explain to the moderators that you were simply correcting a mistake you made in your post . The moderators may remove your ban and restore your privileges.
  • Never give your personal information to anyone claiming they can sell you a 4chan Gold Membership. Gold Memberships don't exist and giving away your personal information puts you at risk for identity theft.