Elon Musk has just arrived at the heritage of Twitter, and he is already calling for big changes.
For a few days, Elon Musk has become the main shareholder of Twitter, buying 9.2% of the shares of the company with the blue logo. If the businessman is officially not supposed to interfere in the next developments of the social network, it will not have taken long for the boss of Tesla to confirm the doubts of Internet users. Last night, he launched a new poll for his 80 million followers. Objective: to find out if they wanted to see a button “Edit”.
Do you want an edit button?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
Twitter never wanted the ‘Edit’, but that could change
The idea of adding an edit button to modify a tweet already sent (in the event of a typo in particular) is not new. It is even a recurring subject for Internet users, who regularly ask the platform to change its tune on the subject. At the time, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey cut speculation short, saying an edit button wouldn’t be coming. “probably never”officially to keep the platform’s original DNA, designed as a public messaging service.
The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully. https://t.co/UDJIvznALB
— Parag Agrawal (@paraga) April 5, 2022
It was without counting on the arrival of Elon Musk. Very active on Twitter, the businessman has just joined the company’s assets, and he is already making some changes. By offering an Edit button, via a deliberately misspelled survey, the businessman proves that he has the means to change things. Especially since his message was retweeted by Parag Agrawaalthe company’s new leader, who said: “The consequences of this poll will be significant. Please vote with caution”.
we are working on an edit button
—Twitter (@Twitter) April 1, 2022
For the moment, the votes are largely in favor of the “Yes”, with nearly 74% of votes in favor at the time of writing this article, for just under 2 million voters. Coincidence or not, just a few days ago, Twitter announced that it was working on an Edit button, but it was just an April Fool’s joke.