Twitter is developing a new feature that will let users react to tweets with emoji, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong.
A screenshot posted by Wong shows a tweet-reaction interface, giving the option to respond to a tweet with emoji including the crying with laughter and shocked faces.
There’s also the option to “React with Fleet,” a reference to Twitter’s new feature called Fleets, this is its new own version of stories, alongside the typical “Retweet” and “Retweet with comment” options.
Twitter is working on Tweet Reactions…? pic.twitter.com/3Sb6c8cYe3
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 10, 2020
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Twitter also announced that it will begin testing a new feature that will prompt users to think before they tweet articles they haven’t read. This test is currently limited to Android users in English. If a user decides to retweet an article before reading it, Twitter may prompt them to open it before they do so.
It's easy for links/articles to go viral on Twitter. This can be powerful but sometimes dangerous, especially if people haven't read the content they're spreading. This feature (on Android for now) encourages people to read a linked article prior to Retweeting it. https://t.co/qdYZ8w9e27
— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) June 10, 2020