In response to complaints of excessive storage usage by the Twitter app on smartphones, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has issued an apology. In a tweet on Sunday, Musk shared a screenshot demonstrating that the Twitter app was occupying a significant 9.52GB of storage space on his device. He expressed regret over the issue, commenting, "Sorry this app takes up so much space."
Sorry this app takes up so much space pic.twitter.com/bCCfcOhNJt— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 28, 2023
Musk acknowledged that Twitter's usage had surged following the changes he made to the platform, fostering vibrant interaction within what he referred to as the "digital town square." In March, Musk had noted the platform's rapid growth, revealing that it had surpassed 8 billion user minutes per day. He emphasized that these users represented some of the most influential and intelligent individuals globally.
Looking ahead, Musk stated that Twitter would continue to prioritize responses from followers, verified accounts, and unverified accounts in the upcoming weeks.
Recently, Musk made headlines over a technical "fiasco" that occurred during a Twitter Spaces session for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' 2024 US presidential election bid. Musk labeled the incident as the "top story on earth." Responding to traditional media's portrayal of the technical glitch, Musk characterized it as "massive attention," and invited all presidential candidates to use the platform. The live stream event highlighting the technical glitch was co-hosted by Musk and David Sacks, a notable tech entrepreneur.