Elon Musk joins Twitter board after buying $2.9B stake
Aims to help improve Twitter
Twitter has appointed Elon Musk to its board just a day after the Tesla CEO acquired a 9.2 percent in Twitter, making him the company’s single biggest shareholder.
On Tuesday morning, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said he was excited to announce Musk is joining the company’s board of directors. “Through conversations with Elon in recent weeks, it became clear to us that he would bring great value to our board,” he said in a tweet.
Musk, who has been a long-time critic of the social media platform, later shared that he was “looking forward to working” with the board “to make significant improvements to Twitter in coming months”.
In other news, after years of being requested, Twitter is working on a feature that will allow users to edit their tweets after posting them. According to Twitter Head of Consumer Product Jay Sullivan, the feature will be tested with Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming months.
Twitter Comms @TwitterCommsnow that everyone is asking… yes, we’ve been working on an edit feature since last year! no, we didn’t get the idea from a poll 😉 we're kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.
Not everyone is a fan of the feature, as back in 2020, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed the feature would never get added to Twitter due to various problems it could bring to the platform.
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