Last week, Twitter announced a few key features the platform will be rolling out to grow revenue, help reduce the “fake news” issue, and allow users to edit tweets.
Let’s take a look at the three key features recently announced.
Application researcher, Jane Manchun Wong, recently posted to Twitter to reveal a feature Twitter is working on to allow users a short period of time to “undo a tweet.” In the GIF shared by Wong, it shows the typical “Your Tweet was sent” banner above a new “Undo” button. The button features a receding progress button and gives users a short window of time to undo a tweet.
While this is not the “edit tweet” button users are hoping for it gives people and brands alike the flexibility to catch their mistakes and try again if necessary.
Labeling COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Ever since the news broke about COVID-19 vaccines, there were plenty of rumors going around of what could possibly happen if you get vaccinated.
Twitter is taking a stand to prevent any additional misinformation from being spread by labeling tweets that may contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines.
Twitter will also be introducing a strike system that will be enforced and users will be notified whether or not further action is necessary.
If it happens once, no action will be taken, and it is considered a warning. Two to three strikes and users will be locked out of their accounts for 12 hours. Four strikes and you’re out of commission for a week. Five strikes and you are out as a permanent suspension will be issued.
Nowadays, many people tend to get their news from social media, and they may see a post or a tweet and run with it without looking into the claim any further. Nothing good comes from this because if you ask someone who does this to elaborate, you may simply get told to “look it up.” This is a much-needed feature that should be rolled out across all social media platforms.
Twitter announced it will be releasing a feature called, “Super Follow,” which will allow the platform and its users to hopefully bring in some revenue. “Super Followers” will have access to exclusive content, deals, and creators for just $4.99/month. This feature is not yet available, but more details will be revealed in the following months. Most of the feedback from Twitter has been negative, as the hashtag #RIPTwitter was trending after the announcement was made.
It’ll be interesting to see if there are any new features that Twitter will reveal going forward and if they finally decide to bring an edit button to the platform after all.