Twitter Blue Subscription Launches, Unlocks the Ability to ‘Undo Tweets’


Australian and Canadian users get it first.

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Twitter Blue, Co. first membership offer, is now rolling out in Australia and Canada, where paying customers can finally undo tweets. Yes, that’s right, the microblogging platform is making it easy to modify or delete a message before it goes live.

made a typo? Forgot to tag someone? Decide if a total rewrite is in order? With Undo Tweet, you have up to 30 seconds to undo a post on your timeline before it hits it. As an alternative, subscribers can save time and energy by simply previewing what the Tweet will look like before sending it.

“We’ve heard from people who use Twitter a lot… that we don’t always build power features that meet their needs,” wrote product managers Sara Bekpore and Smita Mittal Gupta. a blog announcement. “We took this feedback to heart, and are developing and iterating on a solution that will give people using Twitter what they’re looking for: access to exclusive features and perks that enhance their experience on Twitter.” Will take it to the next level.”

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This includes the new Bookmarks folder, where users can organize and manage saved Tweets in files such as “Memes,” “Entertainment,” and “To Buy.” Reader Mode, meanwhile, promises “an even more beautiful reading experience by getting rid of the noise,” the blog said. Keep up with them by turning long threads from blocky sections into a flowing page of text.

Additional features include customizable home screen icons and app color schemes, as well as access to dedicated subscription customer support. And you (ie select users in specific countries) can get it all for a monthly cost of $3.49 CAD or $4.49 AUD. No word yet on a US rollout or pricing (but, depending on those numbers, the fee could come in anywhere between $2.50 and $4).

“And for those people, no, a free Twitter is not going away, and never will be,” according to the blog. “This subscription offering is intended only to add advanced and complementary features to the already existing Twitter experience for those who want it.”



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