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Twitter’s subscription service may cost $2.99 a month and have an ‘undo tweet’ feature

But there's still no sign of an edit button

Twitter’s upcoming subscription service may cost $2.99 per month and include an “undo tweet” button and “Collections” feature, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong.

Wong, who’s renowned for finding hidden app features before they’re released, tweeted a screenshot of the platform, tentatively titled Twitter Blue.

She said the company is also working on a tiered subscription model, which could give higher-paying users access to extra features, such as a “clutter-free news reading experience.”

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Th Undo Tweet button would function in a similar way to Gmail’s “Undo Send” timer, giving users a brief window of time in which they can recall a tweet before it’s posted. Wong first revealed that Twitter was working on the feature back in March.

It’s not quite the edit button Twitter users have been demanding for years, but it may be the closest we get to it for the foreseeable future.

The Collections feature, meanwhile, would allow users to save and organize their favorite tweets so that they’re easier to find.

I wouldn’t part with my hard-earned cash for those two tools alone, but Wong expects that the feature set — and pricing — could change before the launch.

Just don’t expect the finished product to include an edit button. Twitter boss Jack Dorsey said last year that the company will “probably never do it.”

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Published May 17, 2021 - 7:12 pm UTC

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