In the wake of his latest feat: becoming Twitter biggest shareholder, Elon Musk has swung into action, wasting no time in setting his feature priorities on the micro blogging platform.
Musk today created a Twitter poll, asking his over 80 million followers if they would like to have an edit button after a tweet has been posted.
His post got traction and this got the CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal quote-tweeting Elon Musk’s poll calling on everyone on the social network to vote.
Agrawal had written on the quote-tweet: ‘The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully’.
Musk, who has been vocal on the social network had posted a tweet that appears to criticise Twitter on free speech on March 25, few days after he acquired 9 percent of the company.
The ‘edit button’, one of the most commonly requested feature required by users from the platform will be a departure from the old method of not being able to add or delete parts of a message, occasioned by typos as at the time of it been published online.
Do you want an edit button?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
Several high profile users like Kim Kardashian had called for an edit feature on Twitter but the micro-blogging site has resisted those calls saying they want to see original content engaged with. The argue that the edit button could fundamentally change ongoing engagements.
If Twitter listens to the yearning of the majority of users who want the edit button, then Tweeps will be able to alter some contents of the message already sent.
In an interview early 2020, the then CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has said the social media company would ‘probably never’ add an edit button, dashing the hopes of those who want the service then but that may change soon with recent events.
A popular Twitter user with moniker ‘Everyday Astronaut’ I n response to Musk created poll suggested that the proposed ‘edit button’ should only bring available for a short time after the first tweet, also suggesting that edited tweets should come with a link showing the edit made, a suggestion Elon Musk responded to as ‘sounding reasonable’.
The poll by Musk is coming after Twitter on Aprl 1st tweeted that ‘We are working on an edit button’ but the timing of the message appears untrustworthy, as it was made on ‘April Fools day’, a day set aside for deceit and cruise.
But Twitter product lead, Michael Sayman appear to have confirmed the statement when he quote-tweeted it, calling it Twitter’s official statement on the feature.
After billionaire Elon Musk revealed his 9.2 stake on Twitter, making him the largest shareholder, benchmark S&P 500 index on Monday rose due to the ripple effect of the announcement, while it got boosted by megacap tech and growth stocks.
Twitter shares not only rose, that of Tesla (Musk company) went on an upward spiral as the EV company on Saturday reported record electric deliveries for the first quarter.
Mona Mahajan, the senior investment strategist at Edward Jones while reacting to the stock surge wrote:
“A lot of the news we are seeing today is generally positive for technology”.
Preliminary data showed that the S&P 500 .SPX gained by 37.18 points, or 0.82% to end at 4,583.13 points.
The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC gained 271.77 points or 1.91% at 14,533.27 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 108.18 points, or 0.31% to 34.926.45.
Aside Tesla, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft has boosts to the S&P 500.