The company confirmed to CNN Business on Friday that it was testing a cancellation option that could potentially allow users to withdraw or adjust tweet before it is officially posted on the platform.
The feature was discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, an application developer who has strong experience in discovering new tools on social media before they are released. Wong posted a GIF on Twitter showing a blue cancellation bar under the words “Your tweet has been sent.” (It’s possible to change the feature before it̵7;s officially released – if at all.)
This is not exactly the edit button that users have long wanted, but it is a step towards helping users actively catch bugs and slow down before sending impulse tweets.
The feature is reminiscent of the existing Gmail call tool, which allows users to cancel sending up to 30 seconds email.
Last year, Twitter ( told investors that it was considering a subscription service and evaluating exclusive options for paying customers, including a “cancel shipping” feature. At the time, the company said it had asked consumers in a study to assess which options were most important or least important to them. )
“This year, you’ll see us publicly testing subscription products,” the investor relations account on Twitter teased earlier this week. “You’ll hear more about them. And hopefully you’ll see that some of these products are available as well.”
Last month, Twitter said it was exploring other subscription options, such as a way for users to become paid subscribers to Twitter accounts that like to receive additional content, such as exclusive messages and newsletters. The company has also set an ambitious goal to double its annual revenues by the end of 2023.