"Do you want an edit button?" tweeted Musk, who has revealed a 9.2 per cent stake in the micro-blogging site, making him its largest shareholder.

The most prominent among the numerous responses to the poll was Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal's. "The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully," he tweeted.

Musk revealed his stake in Twitter shortly after his tweet questioning Twitter's commitment to free speech and asking the users if a new platform was needed.

Earlier, Twitter has teased users about using an edit button. In 2020, it had announced- "You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask."

The buzz over an edit button on Twitter - a long pending demand of users - was rekindled on April 1 when the platform tweeted that it was working on an edit button.

"Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy. What should be done?" Musk said.

A prolific Twitter user, Musk has over 80 million followers since he joined the site in 2009 and has used the platform to make several announcements.