Update: we have official word from Twitter on the whole deal. Check out their official statement here.

Experiencing a DM Fail on Twitter can be embarrassing, but when you work for Twitter and accidentally appear to confirm a new feature it’s perhaps a a bigger deal.

Earlier today we ran a piece about Louis Gray’s discovery of two Twitter accounts that appeared to hint at the existence of some new Twitter features, one of which was called Shout Out. Twitter’s Sean Garrett tweeted out the following failed DM to colleague Matt Graves a few minutes ago and has since deleted the message. We took a screenshot though…

sg dm Has Twitter employees DM Fail confirmed ShoutOut feature?

Shall we take that as a confirmation on Shout Out then?