Twitter Testing ‘Undo’ Feature to Let You Edit Tweets After Hitting Send, But There’s a Catch
Twitter is reportedly testing a new feature that would enable users to edit their tweet, even after hitting the ‘Tweet’ button. It essentially gives users a chance to cancel a tweet after hitting the send button, in case they’ve spotted a typo or any factual errors. The said Undo button on Twitter, is available on Facebook and Instagram in the form of ‘Edit’ for many years. Twitter has previously stated that the platform does not allow edit functionality like its other social media counterparts as the platform started its journey as an SMS text messaging service. The company wants to preserve that essence, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told Wired.
The latest development came from notable reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong in a post on Twitter. The Undo button appears to remain only for a few seconds after hitting send. Therefore, this indicates that Twitter wants to add the edit functionality but not for too long. Once the timer expires, users have the option of deleting their tweet and starting from scratch but no edit.
Meanwhile, Twitter’s version of Snapchat Stories, called Fleets is now getting a new update that brings Twemoji Stickers tray. The latest feature enables users to add emojis or stickers to Fleets for a better visual appeal. Until now, the Fleets feature on the Twitter Android or iOS app only allowed users to add text over photos or videos. Users could still add emojis if the keyboard had in-built emoji options; however, the latest feature gives access to more 3D-enhanced stickers directly. The Twemoji option for Twitter Fleets is now rolling out to users in Japan and will likely reach other markets in the coming months. Moreover, Twitter Spaces, a Clubhouse-inspired audio-chat room is rolling out to select Android customers in India and elsewhere.