The proof is mounting that Twitter shall be including an “undo tweet” characteristic, however that those that need it must pay: app researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered a subscription screen tied to the characteristic. The flexibility to take again tweets has additionally shown up on a survey asking Twitter customers about options they’d be prepared to pay for, as well as in the code for the app, and CNET received confirmation today from Twitter that it’s, actually, being examined.
When it should develop into broadly out there is unknown, but it surely’s comprehensible why Twitter could possibly be contemplating reserving the characteristic for its potential subscription service: what’s a greater lure than a “keep yourself out of trouble” button?
For its half, Twitter hasn’t stated if the characteristic shall be restricted to paying prospects — it’s attainable it’s not far sufficient alongside in improvement for that call to have been made but.
It’s additionally price noting that the button’s design means that it really works equally to the “undo send” button in Gmail, the place the location merely waits just a few seconds earlier than truly sending the message. In different phrases, it’s not actually the edit button that people clamor for, but it surely might at the least get you a few of the solution to that performance (albeit minus the half the place another person can inform you that you simply’ve made a mistake).
If Twitter is open to ideas for the undo button, right here’s one: have it pop up if somebody blasts by means of the offensive tweet warning, giving them just a few extra seconds to rethink. Whether or not that will repair the overall ambiance on Twitter is tough to say, but it surely’s in all probability at the least price a shot, proper?