After publishing his version of the stories in the form of Fleets, Twitter may soon come up with its own version of one of the Gmail Better features. Social media specialist Jane Manchun Wong shared a first glimpse of an “Cancel Send” timer for tweets that allows you to retrieve your erroneous take or comment before it’s out in the wild.
The feature – which gives you about five seconds to withdraw a sent tweet – was first mentioned in a Twitter poll last July for comment on its push to subscriptions. The platform would also have been thinking tip for exclusive content and paid access to the Tweetdeck application in order to supplement its advertising revenue.
But with Twitter apparently now testing the unsend button on users, that could suggest that it is positioning it as a freebie. Twitter previously encouraged people think more about what they share, but with mixed results. And while that’s not the tweet editing feature people are clamoring for, who knows if it will ever materialize. With Twitter constantly working on new features, it’s inevitable that some end up being canned.
After CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed that Twitter was exploring a subscription model, the company is conducting user surveys on what kind of features they would like to see in such a service.
Cancel sending, special badges for profiles and advanced analyzes are among the features envisaged. pic.twitter.com/hL6T8sdI0s
– Andrew Roth + (@RothsReviews) July 31, 2020