Only a few people might have in the past considered the idea of Twitter borrowing some Facebook-style emoji reactions. Twitter has been focusing on ways to improve the user experience by increasing emoji reactions. Twitter conducted a series of surveys over the past month in the quest to discover users’ reactions to the use of more emojis.
One platform user has shared several of the survey’s screenshots, disclosing details about the proposed emoji reactions. The company intends to include the basics, including a thinking face, a laughing face with tears, and a crying face.
The new twist pulls along with spicier variations such as fire emojis, shocked faces, and angry faces. Sources indicate that the company might also introduce a dislike option and a downvote.
In an interview, the company’s spokesperson said that the company had been considering improving the user experience. This official revealed the company’s plan to give users more ways to express themselves on their Twitter conversations.
Twitter to rely on the survey in its decision-making
However, Twitter’s spokesperson outlined that the survey was still in the initial stages and that Twitter will depend on it in the final decision making. The official added that the company planned to add emojis to the current “heart” button. According to reports, there had been speculations showing the company’s plans to replace the current “heart” button, but that won’t happen.
According to its design chief, the company, will communicate essential details about the new features through several tweets soon.
Both the downvotes and emoji reactions happen to be features already employed by other companies in the past, and thus they aren’t unique to Twitter. For example, Facebook uses emojis, whereas Reddot and YouTube comment sections use the downvotes in their comment sections.
The comment sections and Reddit have, in their many years of operations, indicated a serious inclination to anonymity than Facebook and Twitter. Twitter and Facebook users enjoy the freedom to post their public selves, which draws a clear line between the different service providers.
Twitter looks forward to assessing its users’ reactions to the addition of the new features so that it can make its next move.