Owning Twitter should ensure you have all the tools and features that the social network has to offer. That if you make a change, for example in your name, but later regret it, you can make another change later. Elon Musk he wanted to make a joke, but it didn’t go as expected.
Musk bought Twitter in October for 44 billion dollars and, as a report from Times of IndiaIt has been called in many ways. “Boss Twit” and “Boss of Twitter” are some of the nicknames, these given by public opinion, tweeters, the media and more, but this time the tycoon wanted to call himself another name.
The billionaire recently changed his name to Mr. Tweet and tweeted that Twitter does not allow you to change your namewhich means it could stick with that name, at least for a while.
“I changed my name to Mr. Tweet, now Twitter won’t let me change it back”, wrote the also CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.
Changed my name to Mr. Tweet, now Twitter won’t let me change it back 🤣
— Mr. Tweet (@elonmusk) January 25, 2023
Why can’t Mr. Tweet be Elon Musk again?
If Mr. Tweet can’t go back to being called Elon Musk it’s probably due to a rule change. Perhaps now users who were verified under the platform’s legacy policy will not be able to change their display names in the app.
The rule was intended to prevent spoofing after the implementation of Twitter’s paid verification was followed by the spoofing of various brands and public figures. But people on the platform wondered why he did that.
According to a Business Insider report, Musk updated his name following a reference used by a lawyer during a trial over the billionaire’s 2018 tweets about financing Tesla. Nicholas Porritt, a lawyer representing a group of shareholders who are suing Musk over his 2018 tweets, accidentally called Musk “Mr Tweet” during the trial earlier this week.
While the lawyer called his mistake a “Freudian slip,” Elon Musk joked that it was “probably an accurate description.”