Twitter experiments new ‘Undo Send’ feature to unpublish tweets

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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US-based microblogging and social networking service Twitter is reportedly working on a new feature ‘Undo Send’ timer for tweets.

This feature was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, who has found many features on Twitter and other platforms through reverse engineering.

The feature will enable users to cancel a tweet even after pressing the send button, in case they notice a typo or other error at the last minute. This timer will begin as soon as you hit tweet and doesn’t seem to last for too long.

There is no clarity on when Twitter plans to roll this out as it is in the development stage. This comes days after Twitter rolled out Spaces, a Clubhouse-style audio chat rooms feature, for Android users globally.

Newly spotted feature

Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong has dug into the code and spotted that Twitter is working on this new feature that will allow users to unpublish their tweets for a specified time limit. If the user publishes a tweet with grammatical errors or wrong links, they can use this feature to reverse their action of tweeting. This ‘Undo Send’ timer will begin as soon as users click the ‘Tweet’ button and will last just a few seconds. If the timer expires, users have the option of deleting their tweet and starting from scratch.

This function seems to only operate for tweets, not direct messages, according to the video posted by Ms. Wong. Twitter could introduce it across the platform when it launches it for users.

Ms. Wong is well-known for spotting work-in-progress features and she has previously reported that Twitter is also working on an option that will enable users to choose whether or not to display or filter graphic media sent to them through direct messages.

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