It’s hard to think of a missing social networking feature as highly requested as Twitter’s mythical edit button, but based on a couple of cryptic new messages tweeted by two very important people, your absurdly long wait for something that’s been around on Facebook for ages might be over… at some point.
Do you want an edit button?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
With over two million votes counted at the time of this writing, the results are completely unsurprising, with close to three quarters of respondents picking the “yse” (aka yes) option and around 26 percent seemingly supporting chaos by replying “on” (aka no) to Musk’s possibly innocent and definitely humorous question.
Given Musk’s highly unpredictable public persona, it’s truly impossible to know if this poll actually means something. Besides, owning 9.2 percent of a company’s shares doesn’t exactly give a person, even one as famous as the CEO of Tesla, the authority to implement such major functionality changes.
But that’s where Parag Agrawal comes in, urging his own followers to “vote carefully” as “the consequences of this poll will be important.” Far less famous than Elon Musk, Agrawal was passed the Twitter CEO baton by Jack Dorsey a few months ago after joining the company back in 2017 as chief technology officer.
The plot thickens even more if you go back to an official Twitter tweet from April 1 that directly teased the impending arrival of an edit button. We probably don’t have to tell you why the world collectively decided to ignore that seemingly fake announcement, but now we’re thinking there might be more to the story.
we are working on an edit button
— Twitter (@Twitter) April 1, 2022