Some interesting news regarding Elon Musk surfaced yesterday. It was announced that he acquired 9.2-percent of shares at Twitter for $2.89. By doing that, he became Twitter’s largest shareholder. Now, Elon Musk wants to know if you want Twitter to add an edit button.
Elon Musk wants to know if you’d like Twitter to add an edit button
He asked this question on Twitter, of course, though he misspelled ‘yes’ as ‘yse’. The first thing that comes to mind is that he’s joking about the whole thing. Well, at least until you realize Twitter CEO retweeted this poll.
To make things even more serious. Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s CEO, said the following: “The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully”. So, based on the results, Twitter may actually give us an edit button, finally.
If you’d like to share your vote, you can do so with ease. The aforementioned tweet has been embedded below this paragraph, and you can vote as long as you’re logged in.
Do you want an edit button?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022Advertisement
Twitter users have been asking for an edit button for a long time now. Such a functionality would make it possible to correct misspellings, such as the one Elon Musk made, and it was probably on purpose, to get the point across.
Back in 2020, Twitter’s co-founder said that an edit button will “probably never” be added
Back in 2020, Jack Dorsey, who is the co-founder of Twitter, and a former CEO, said that the platform will “probably never” add an edit button. He offered a short explanation. Twitter started as a messaging service, and you can’t take back a text once it’s sent. He said that Twitter wants to preserve that feeling.
Jack Dorsey is no longer in charge, though, and the new leadership may change things around. Elon Musk may be the one pushing for an edit button as well. The poll he shared is actually going in the direction of an edit button, as expected.
At the time of writing this article, 74-percent of users who voted opted for “yse” aka “yes”, while the remaining 26-percent voted for “no”. It remains to be seen if this poll will actually make an impact. You have around 17 hours left to vote, in case you’re interested.