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Is Twitter Testing an Undo Button for Tweets?

Twitter is trying out a new feature that would eventually allow users to undo tweets.

A Twitter spokesperson verified that it had begun trialing the new feature. Reuters states that the “undo” feature is being tried out as part of the social media platform’s exploration into paid and subscription content.

“Over the course of this year, you’ll see us test subscription products in public,” Twitter’s Investor Relations tweeted this week. You’ll hear more about them. And hopefully, you’ll see some of these products roll out as well.”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has earlier stood firm on the idea of having a full-blown edit button for tweets.

“The reason there’s no edit button [and] there hasn’t been an edit button traditionally is we started as an SMS text messaging service,” Dorsey said Wired in an interview last year. “So, as you all know, when you send a text, you can’t really take it back. We wanted to preserve that vibe and that feeling in the early days.”

Dorsey said Twitter had examined the idea of an “undo send” characteristic that would allow for a short pause before tweets were sent out but said the company would “probably never do it.”

App researcher Jane Manchun Wong tweeted about the highlight on Friday, showing a timer that allowed users to “undo” their tweet within a quick moment.

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