As soon as he arrived, was Elon Musk already preparing a revolution at Twitter? Having become the majority shareholder of the blue bird social network, by taking a 9.2% stake in the capital for a value of approximately 2.9 billion dollars (2.6 billion euros), the boss of Tesla and SpaceX immediately polled tweeters to find out if they wanted an “edit” button to be created. Nearly 4.4 million users voted, and about 73% responded “yes” to the multi-billionaire, very active on Twitter, of which he is one of the ten most followed and influential personalities, with more than 80 million subscribers.
By pure coincidence, according to communication from Twitterthe platform with 436 million monthly active users announced Tuesday, April 5, work on this famous feature, allowing any user to edit a message in case of misspelling or error. “No, we did not come up with this idea thanks to a survey”commented, amused, the Californian company, in reference to the tweet of its new member of the board of directors. “Since everyone is asking…Yes, we’ve been working on an editing feature since last year!”confirmed the social network.