According to a fresh report, Twitter will take inspiration from Facebook to implement a brand new feature. The microblogging platform is copying, or getting some inspiration if you prefer, on Mark Zuckerberg’s social media reaction system. The information was revealed this weekend by the well-known Jane Manchun Wong.
According to the engineer, the new reaction format should have the options: “Cheer”, “Hmm”, “Sad” and “Haha”, in addition to the already traditional “Likes”. As the platform is present in codes and is not quite ready, some options still keep the like button emoji. This will not be the first time that Twitter gets some features from Facebook. If you recall, a couple of years ago, the giant implemented new visual guidelines on profiles that were quite similar to Facebook.
Facebook’s reactions revamped the users’ interactions
The reactions were very well received by Facebook users. For that reason, we’re pretty sure that users will also enjoy it on Twitter. In the past, Facebook users only had the “Like” option and sometimes that wasn’t the best way to express feelings or true reactions. Nowadays it’s much better to put a “Haha” on a funny post or a “Crying” when you’re sad with a specific post. This will certainly become a hit on Twitter once it gets live. Of course, the question now is when and if it will really see the light of the day.
For now, Twitter has yet to say when the new feature will reach the mass public. Moreover, the novelty is just part of a set of improvements that the social network has been implementing.
Twitter is working on Tweet Reactions view:
“Likes”, “Cheer”, “Hmm”, “Sad”, “Haha”
The icons for the Cheer and Sad reactions are WIP and shown as the generic heart one at the moment https://t.co/ZCBhH8z7JR pic.twitter.com/dGqq1CzIis
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 28, 2021
An example of new features is the Space features. After many leaks, it is already available on Desktop pages. This week, another novelty that ended up leaking ahead of time was the Paid Service of the Social Network. Just recently, WhatsApp got its payment system operating in Brazil. We’re pretty sure other social media platforms and messaging apps will try to implement features like this one in more markets. The microblogging platform is working hard to enhance the experience of its million users. Hopefully, the new features will not take months to appear.
In related news, The social media giant has been struggling with the Indian government. India has new IT Rules for companies operating in the country since last Wednesday. While social media giants are trying to comply, some of these changes are concerning. Considering the growing tension between social media and the government, we won’t be surprised to see Twitter being banned alongside its fellow US-based social media platforms.