Twitter tests reactions with emojis similar to Facebook


Twitter is offering a small number of users the ability to add Facebook-like emoji reactions to tweets as part of a new feature test.

Twitter adds emoji reactions for some users

Besides being able to give “I like it” To a tweet, participants can react with tears of joy, thinking face, palms, love heart, and crying face emojis. They say the test could be expanded to more users later.

Apart from the ability to like or bookmark a tweet, Twitter it doesn’t offer you any other way to react quickly to someone else’s post. You can reply with any emoji of your choice, of course, but that takes more time and effort.

But that could change in the future. Twitter is now testing a new feature called “Reactions” that, as in Facebook, gives users the ability to send one of the five emoji icons in response to a post.

They say they chose these icons after taking surveys and researching the most common words and emojis used in tweets. They wanted to keep the reactions “Healthy”, so no anger or frustration icons are provided.

Reactions are designed to give users a quick and easy way to convey how they feel about a post, “While giving writers a better understanding of how their tweets are received,” said Twitter to Engadget .

This is not the first time that the social network has tested functions inspired by other platforms. In July, it tested the ability of reject tweet replies , like posts on Reddit, so that unpopular opinions slowly fall to the bottom of the list.

For now, the reactions are available only to a few Twitter users in Turkey as part of a limited time trial. However, they say its availability can be expanded to other regions later, depending on how things turn out.