In the absence of an option to edit, Twitter works on a function to undo the sending of tweets
One of the functions most demanded by Twitter users is that of editar tweets. Typically, if a user posts a message and a misspelling or misspelling is found, the only option left to remedy the error is to delete the post and rewrite it. Another option is that you post something and forgot to attach a photo, for example.
Be that as it may, tweets, for now, cannot be edited, but it seems that Twitter works on a function to give users some leeway: undo shipping. This is how Jane Manchun Wong has shown it, a well-known social media feature leaker whose prediction history speaks for itself.
Twitter drinks from a well-known Gmail function
Twitter is working on “Undo Send” timer for tweets pic.twitter.com/nS0kuijPK0
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 5, 2021
As we can see in the publication of wongmjane, as it is known on Twitter, this new function will allow users undo the sending of tweets. This function is not alien to us, since Gmail has a similar option that allows you to undo the sending of an email for a certain period of time. On Twitter it seems that it will work the same.
In the GIF on these lines we can see how, when sending the tweet, a button appears with the text “Undo” (“undo” in English). A timer of a few seconds is also activated, which is the time the user has to decide if the tweet is sent or not. What is not clear is whether the tweet is posted to the feed and then removed or if it does not appear in the feed until the timer expires.
😮 Here’s a list of features Twitter may be considering for its paid / subscription service
Which would you be willing to pay for? pic.twitter.com/w8vYumrpx3
— 🟣 Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) July 31, 2020
It is not the first time that this function has been talked about. In the middle of last year Matt Navarra, social media consultant, posted some images from a survey on Twitter in which the platform asked users what functions they would be willing to pay for, and one of them was to undo the sending of messages. However, these surveys do not necessarily reflect the future intentions of Twitter which, by the way, is already exploring new avenues of monetization.
In any case, what wongmjane has posted is a leak and as such it may or may not reach users. A matter of waiting. When it came to editing tweets, Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, was very clear about it last year: “we probably never will“.
Via | Jane Manchun Wong