Twitter may soon rollout Facebook-like ‘cheer’, ‘sad’, ‘hmm’, and ‘haha’ emoji reactions- Technology News, Firstpost
tech2 News StaffMay 31, 2021 10:42:27 IST
Twitter is reportedly working on adding new emoticons to its current heart-shaped Like button. This was revealed in a tweet by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. The assets Wong found show ‘cheer,’ ‘hmm,’ ‘sad,’ and ‘haha’ emoji reactions. In the GIF shared by Wong, some reactions currently only have a placeholder emoji.
Twitter is working on Tweet Reactions view:
“Likes”, “Cheer”, “Hmm”, “Sad”, “Haha”
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 28, 2021
Wong had first spotted the reactions on Twitter earlier this month.
Facebook rolled out reactions in 2016. While the Twitter reaction surely take inspiration from Facebook’s, Wong’s leak shows that Twitter will likely take a slightly different approach on the moods or emotions that users will be able to use to react on a post.
It has the same laughing and sad reaction but does not include the ‘angry’ emoticon. As per a report by The Verge, Twitter may also include a makes-you-think and cheer option.
In response to a request for comment, Twitter told the The Verge the same thing it did last time that it is “always exploring additional ways for people to express themselves in conversations.”
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