Twitter Is Testing an Undo Button for Tweets

Twitter appears to be experimenting with several new features as part of its foray into premium and subscription services.

By
Tech
2,576 Hypes 3 Comments

Twitter is testing out a new function that would 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 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 in public,” Twitter’s Investor Relations tweeted this week. You’ll hear more about them. And hopefully, you’ll see some of these products roll out as well.”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has previously stood firm on the idea of having 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, when you send a text, you can’t really take it back. We wanted to preserve that vibe and that feeling in the early days.”

Dorsey said the Twitter had considered the idea of an “undo send” feature that would allow for a short delay before tweets were sent out but said the company would “probably never do it.”

App researcher Jane Manchun Wong tweeted about the feature on Friday, showing a timer that allowed users to “undo” their tweet within a short time frame.

Twitter appears to be experimenting with several new features as part of its foray into premium services, including e-commerce buttons and a new paid subscription called Super Follow, which would allow users to create exclusive paid-for content.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Twitter Now Asks You to Review Harmful Tweets Before Sending
Tech

Twitter Now Asks You to Review Harmful Tweets Before Sending

“Say something in the moment you might regret?”

Twitter Launches Its Disappearing Tweets Tool
Tech

Twitter Launches Its Disappearing Tweets Tool

“Fleets” is a Snapchat-style feature that sees posts vanish after 24 hours.

Jack Dorsey's Very First Tweet Auctioned as NFT, Current Highest Bid Is $2.5 Million USD
Tech

Jack Dorsey's Very First Tweet Auctioned as NFT, Current Highest Bid Is $2.5 Million USD

“just setting up my twttr.”


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Will Donate the Proceeds of His First Tweet NFT Sale to Charity
Tech

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Will Donate the Proceeds of His First Tweet NFT Sale to Charity

The current highest bid is at $2.5 million USD.

Prada Creates and Displays a Global Dialogue Through New Bergdorf Goodman Windows
Fashion 

Prada Creates and Displays a Global Dialogue Through New Bergdorf Goodman Windows

Presented by Prada
Showcasing the fashion house’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection.

Braun Drops First Ever Automatic Watch as Part of Centenary Celebrations
Watches

Braun Drops First Ever Automatic Watch as Part of Centenary Celebrations

You’ll have to be quick though, only 100 are being made.

Allen Iverson on the Legendary 2001 NBA All-Star Game and His Reebok Question Mid “Why Not Us?”
Footwear 

Allen Iverson on the Legendary 2001 NBA All-Star Game and His Reebok Question Mid “Why Not Us?”

Ahead of his latest Question Mid release, AI reminisces on a famed moment from his career — and his most beloved signature sneaker.


In Gold We Trust Unveils Functional Recycled Windbreaker
Fashion 

In Gold We Trust Unveils Functional Recycled Windbreaker

Presented by In Gold We Trust
Sustainable and waterproof.

Versace Introduces a New Monogram for FW21
Fashion

Versace Introduces a New Monogram for FW21

The updated ‘La Greca’ print is the backbone of the new collection.

What Should Become of Films That Didn't "Age Well"?
Entertainment

What Should Become of Films That Didn't "Age Well"?

A new series ‘Reframed Classics’ will consider the complicated legacy of ‘Psycho,’ ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and more.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.