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Twitter Testing ‘Undo Tweet’ Feature for Paid Users: Report

  • Twitter has reportedly confirmed the testing of its “undo tweet” feature

By Jagmeet Singh, Gadgets360, 20 March 2021Twitter Testing ‘Undo Tweet’ Feature for Paid Users: Report

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Twitter has been long anticipated to bring an edit option, but that isn’t likely to come soon

Twitter could be working on an “undo tweet” feature specifically for its paid subscribers to let them undo their tweets that have a typo or some other error – within a limited period of time.

The new development could be the company’s response to the much-demanded edit option that it has not provided on the microblogging network so far. It could also emerge as one of the reasons to convince people to subscribe to Twitter at a certain amount of regular charge.

Reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong tweeted about the existence of the undo tweet feature that appeared on a subscription screen. It would essentially allow users to overturn a recent tweet.

This is unlike the existing delete tweet function that completely removes a particular tweet from being visible to all Twitter users. With undo tweet, users have the option to quickly remove a tweet within a fixed period of time before it has been sent out.

Wong has shared a screenshot showing the undo tweet feature. It hasn’t yet been provided to the public, though. She also suggests that it would be among the features that Twitter would provide to its paid subscribers in the future.

CNET reports that Twitter has confirmed the testing of the new feature. It is, however, unclear whether the testing is limited to a certain region.

Gadgets 360 has reached out to Twitter for clarity on the development. This report will be updated when the company responds.

Earlier this month, Wong shared a GIF that suggested an ‘Undo Send’ timer for tweets that would start as soon as a user presses the Tweet button and would last for a few seconds to let them undo tweet.

The arrival of the undo tweet feature may help people who usually get annoyed for posting tweets with typos. However, it isn’t something that could allow editing, which is highly demanded by Twitter users for quite some time but isn’t yet in its top priorities.

In addition to the undo tweet feature, Twitter has considered bringing new models such as Super Follows to let people receive a monthly subscription fee from their followers to send them exclusive content or newsletters. The company revealed its plans for the subscription model in a tweet thread aimed at its investors earlier this month.

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