Elon Musk joins Twitter board, already planning changes

Elon Musk has just arrived at Twitter’s heritage, and he’s already calling for big changes.

For a few days, Elon Musk has become the main shareholder of Twitter, buying 9.2% of the shares of the company with the blue logo. If the businessman was not officially supposed to interfere in the next developments of the social network, it did not take long for the boss of Tesla to confirm the doubts of Internet users. Just a few hours ago, the CEO of the company Parag Agrawal confirmed the arrival of the billionaire to the board of directors of the company.

For his part, Elon Musk, who should be limited in his ambitions to 15% of Twitter shares in total (he currently owns 9.2%), is already “looking forward to making significant improvements to Twitter in the months to come. ”, indicated the main interested party. A new era, which will begin a priori with the addition of an “Edit” button.

Twitter never wanted the “Edit”, but that will surely change

A few days ago, Elon Musk launched a new survey for his 80 million followers. Objective: to find out if they wanted to see a button “Edit”.

The idea of ​​adding an edit button to modify a tweet already sent (in the event of a typo in particular) is not new. It is even a recurring subject for Internet users, who regularly ask the platform to change its tune on the subject. At the time, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey cut speculation short, saying an edit button wouldn’t be coming. “probably never”, officially to keep the platform’s original DNA, designed as a public messaging service. The former CEO of Twitter, however, dubbed the arrival of Elon Musk in the company.

Very active on Twitter, the businessman intends to shape Twitter in his image, and this starts with the possibility of correcting a tweet that has gone too quickly. After presenting it as a joke on the occasion of April 1, the official Twitter account itself confirmed the news, explaining that the company had in fact been working on the subject for several months already.

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