A couple of weeks in the past, we reported that Twitter was testing some sort of ‘Undo Ship’ timer for tweets. This isn’t precisely the edit button everybody has been wishing for, however it might give customers a number of seconds to take again a nasty tweet with out anybody noticing. Developer Jane Manchun Wong has now surfaced extra proof that Twitter is engaged on the function, but it surely comes with one caveat: you might need to pay for it.
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 19, 2021
As famous by Wong, the ‘undo tweet’ is seemingly meant to be a subscriber-only function; you’d need to pay to entry it. In fact, this can be a leak, and something can change between now and every time the function goes public (if it ever does). Nonetheless, Twitter has been wanting into extra methods to monetize its platform just lately, so it’s not a whole shock it would hold some options behind a paywall.
As a recap, Wong was the one who initially discovered proof of Twitter’s tweet timer. It seemed one thing like this:
Twitter is engaged on “Undo Ship” timer for tweets pic.twitter.com/nS0kuijPK0
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 5, 2021
The function appears to work one thing like Gmail’s undo button, the place the service merely waits a number of seconds earlier than really sending out your message. On the floor, that’s not rather more helpful than merely deleting a tweet instantly after sending it, however in case you have numerous followers it might assist make certain no person ever sees an embarrassing mistake.
Contemplating how many individuals have been asking for an edit button, you’d assume Twitter may provide an undo button as a freebie compromise, but it surely seems to be such as you’ll need to pay up as a substitute. It stays to be seen whether or not a number of additional options will sufficient to get individuals to pay for Twitter.