Just a few 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 could give customers just a few seconds to take again a foul tweet with out anybody noticing. Developer Jane Manchun Wong has now surfaced extra proof that Twitter is engaged on the function, however it comes with one caveat: you may need to pay for it.
Twitter is engaged on app subscription for paid options like “Undo Tweet” https://t.co/CrqnzIPcOH pic.twitter.com/Ct16Gk2RL1
— 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 must pay to entry it. After all, 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 trying into extra methods to monetize its platform lately, so it’s not an entire shock it would preserve some options behind a paywall.
As a recap, Wong was the one who initially discovered proof of Twitter’s tweet timer. It appeared 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 just a few seconds earlier than really sending out your message. On the floor, that’s not far more helpful than merely deleting a tweet instantly after sending it, however when you’ve got numerous followers it may 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, however it appears to be like such as you’ll must pay up as an alternative. It stays to be seen whether or not just a few additional options will sufficient to get individuals to pay for Twitter.