Twitter Is Testing an Undo Button for Tweets
Twitter is testing out a replacement function that might finally allow users to unsend tweets.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to HYPEBEAST that it had begun trialing the new feature. Reuters reports that the “undo” feature is being tested out as a part of the social media platform’s exploration into paid and subscription content.
“Over the course of this year, you’ll see us test subscription products publicly ,” Twitter’s Investor Relations tweeted in the week . You’ll hear more about them. And hopefully, you’ll see a number of these products roll out also .”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has previously stood firm on the thought of getting a full-blown edit button for tweets.
“The reason there’s no edit button [and] there hasn’t been an edit button traditionally is we started as an SMS text messaging service,” Dorsey told Wired in an interview last year. “So as you all know, once you send a text, you can’t really take it back. We wanted to preserve that vibe which feeling within the youth .”
Dorsey said the Twitter had considered the thought of an “undo send” feature that might leave a brief delay before tweets were sent out but said the corporate would “probably never roll in the hay .”
App researcher Jane Manchun Wong tweeted about the feature on Friday, showing a timer that allowed users to “undo” their tweet within a brief time-frame .
Twitter appears to be experimenting with several new features as a part of its raid premium services, including e-commerce buttons and a replacement paid subscription called Super Follow, which might allow users to make exclusive paid-for content.