A few days ago we learned thatElon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, had become the main shareholder of Twitter having acquired a 9.2% stake. Today, the South African billionaire hopes that with his status he can finally change things by adding a feature that users have been asking for so much of the social network.
Musk checks the tweeters
If you are a Twitter user, you have certainly already had the bitter experience of posting a tweet that is successful by being shared and liked and unfortunately, when proofreading, there is a huge spelling mistake! Unable to modify it. The only way to catch up is to delete the tweet and repost it losing the retweets. And it’s been years since Twitter users are asking for a button to be added to edit their content. It may well be that thanks to Elon Musk it may soon be the case.
In any case, Musk submitted this idea to his 80 million followers by proposing a vote on whether they wanted an edit button on Twitter.
Do you want an edit button?
April 5, 2022
Finally, you will notice that for the joke, Elon Musk offers two choices “yes” Where “we“! At the time of writing this article, over 2 million users have already voted with almost 74% in favor of this feature.
A function that Twitter does not want to develop
Although Musk bought almost $3 billion worth of Twitter stock, it appears that the billionaire does not yet weigh enough on the creator of the network to impose this editing function on him.
A few days ago, Twitter had mentioned this function by declaring on its official account to be working on it. Except that this tweet had been posted on April 1st and many Internet users imagine that it is an April Fool’s joke.
To know more, Reuters had questioned the social network at the blue bird for know if it was a joke. To which the company replied:
We can neither confirm nor deny, but we may change our statement later.
In reality, there is very little chance that the addition of this button will see the light of day. In 2020, the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, said it was not something that was likely to happen for a simple and good reason:
You can send a tweet, then someone can retweet it and an hour later you completely change the content of that tweet and that person who retweeted the original tweet is now retweeting something completely different. It is therefore something to be wary of.
It remains to be seen whether with the poll launched by Musk Twitter will change its mind. but we don’t really believe it…