Reverse-engineering of Twitter’s code has revealed the platform might be working on a brand new feature, emoji responses to Tweets.
Jane Manchun Wong revealed her latest find on Twitter overnight stating:
Twitter is working on Tweet Reactions…?
Twitter is working on Tweet Reactions…? pic.twitter.com/3Sb6c8cYe3
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 10, 2020
As you can see from Jane’s screenshot, the feature seems to be embedded in the submenu alongside ‘Retweet’ and ‘Retweet with comment’. One designer commented that the move would be “transformative across the whole product.”
The exact implementation is a little less clear, for example, it’s not known how Twitter would demonstrate emoji reactions or display them on tweets. As noted by SocialMediaToday Twitter dabbled in emoji reactions in 2015, offering them as an alternative option to the heart emoji. It also tested…