Just a day after the Tesla CEO took the largest stake in the company, Twitter announced on Tuesday that it is now testing the edit feature for Tweets.
Musk, who is now the newly appointed board member of the micro-blogging giant, on Monday evening, launched a Twitter poll asking users if they wanted an edit button, cheekily misspelling “yes” as “yse” and “no” as “on.” More than 4 million people had voted as of Tuesday evening, and voila, Twitter made the announcement!
Twitter’s CEO, Parag Agrawal, retweeted the poll with a seeming reference to an earlier tweet by Musk, saying “The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully.” Musk had used the same language in a March tweet describing another one of his polls that asked whether Twitter adheres to free speech principles.
Twitter said it will test the feature in its paid service, Twitter Blue, in the coming months, and that the test would help it “learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.” Twitter’s vice president of consumer product, Jay Sullivan, tweeted Tuesday that an edit feature has for years been the most requested since people want to fix mistakes, typos, and “hot takes.”
Musk also tweeted that he is looking forward to making “significant improvements to Twitter in coming months!”