Elon Musk may have brought attention to the notion of a Twitter edit button this week, but the feature was already in the works at Twitter.
According to Reports, Twitter announced on Tuesday that it will begin testing a new edit function in the coming months.
The announcement came on the same day that Twitter announced that Elon Musk would join the company’s board of directors.
The Tesla CEO’s interest in the company was discovered earlier this week to be greater than 9%. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission report, Musk holds 73,486,938 Twitter shares.
According to Jay Sullivan, Twitter’s head of consumer product, the company has been working on an edit option since last year.
The button has been “the most requested Twitter feature for many years,” according to Sullivan.
Musk raised the possibility of an edit button Monday, just hours after buying a multibillion-dollar stake in Twitter.
He put out a yes-or-no poll for the edit button, misspelling the options as “yse” and “on” – an allusion to users’ inability to repair errors after they’ve posted their tweets. “yse” was leading with more than 73 percent of the vote as of Tuesday evening.
In the coming months, Twitter will begin testing the functionality within its Twitter Blue Labs paid subscription service to “learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible,” according to the firm.
For a monthly fee, Twitter Blue members have exclusive access to premium features and app modifications.
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