After only hours from buying a multibillion-dollar stake in Twitter, Elon Musk teased the users by suggesting adding an edit button to the platform. Twitter is well known for not allowing its users to update their tweets.
The billionaire tweeted out a yes-or-no poll asking whether to add the edit button or not. To emphasize his point, Musk made a clearly intentional error by writing “yse” and “on” without having the ability to correct typos once tweets are sent. Nearly 2 million and more than 3 hundred people participated in the poll till now. 74 percent of them voted for yes.
SpaceX founder owns 73,486,938 shares of Twitter, valued at $2.89. By the closing bell Monday, the Twitter company had climbed by more than $10 per share.
Last month, Musk asked his 80 million followers whether they think whether Twitter adhered to the principle of free speech or not. The majority voted for “no”. So he came up with the idea of founding a new social media platform. Suddenly, he surprised the market by scooping 9.2% of Twitter on Monday.
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Controversy about adding an edit button to the platform has begun for years. The supporters of this idea have been looking for a way to fix typos.
In 2020, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that implementing such a feature would “probably never” happen.
However, the official Twitter account tweeted during the coronavirus pandemic that “You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask.”
A new Tweet on Friday by the Twitter account said that “we are working on an edit button.”
So, will we see the edit button soo on that platform?