Testing of the much-requested feature will be available “in the coming months” to users of the platform’s paid subscription service, Twitter Blue, Twitter said in a tweet
The announcement comes the same day Twitter announced that billionaire Elon Musk would join its board of directors.
Monday night, hours before Twitter announced Musk’s appointment to the board, Musk invited his supporters
vote in a poll on whether the platform should support an editing feature.
Musk’s tweet prompted Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to amplify the poll, adding the comment: “The consequences of this poll will be significant. Please vote with caution.”
Agrawal’s quoting tweet appeared to be a reference to an even older tweet from Musk on March 25, when Musk created a separate poll
asking followers if they thought Twitter upheld the principles of free speech. Musk had used the same advisory language under that poll.
As it confirmed the edit feature was in development on Tuesday, Twitter said “no, we didn’t come up with the idea for a poll.”
“PS: we weren’t kidding”, Twitter noted
referring to a tweet posted on April Fool’s Day claiming the company was working on the feature.