Twitter is building its own versions of Facebook-style reactions, including heart, clapping, crying, wondering, and laughing while crying…
Twitter is again trying to imitate rival Facebook. With roughly 2.85 billion users around the globe, it’s no wonder why the microblog (which has approximately a relatively paltry 300 million monthly active users) would mimic what’s clearly working. Since only about 10% of all Twitter users create 80% of the content, there’s got to be a way to get more people more active on the platform. So, Twitter is developing its own style of reactions.
Twitter is Developing Facebook-Style Reactions
It’s disheartening just how much social networks copy one another, becoming more alike. That means less experience diversity, but that’s just the way the digital world works. Android developer and 9to5Google writer Dylan Roussel has found Twitter is currently developing a set of tweet emoji. Of course, these animations look a lot like those over at Facebook.
The new Twitter reaction emoji include the familiar heart, along with clapping, crying, wondering, and laughing while crying. These are still under development, so none of them work yet, but that might change in the not-too-distant future.
So, hmm… Twitter is working on reactions for tweets 🤔
It doesn’t work yet (they just started implementing it). pic.twitter.com/CwVqtuZ8FL
— Dylan Roussel (@evowizz) June 23, 2021