We all know that Twitter just has one standard “Like” emoji button in the shape of a heart that turns red when people like your tweets. Twitter has been experimenting with a tweet reaction button that includes more emoji in addition to the heart-shaped “Like” button. The company did not provide a launch date, although it is expected to happen in the coming days or weeks.
The company was testing four new emojis on top of the heart icon in Turkey for a limited time, including: ????, ????, ???? and ????, aka “tears of joy,” “thinking face,” “clapping hands” and “crying face.”
Twitter experimented with a wider range of emoticons in 2015, including the “100,” “love eyes,” and other emojis. This time, though, the business stated that it aimed to “discover emoji that are widely identifiable and embody what users want to say about Tweets.”
After conducting polls and examining the most used terms and emoji in Tweets, Twitter reduced it down to the final four. It was discovered that the laughing emoji is the most popular and that people want to express sentiments such as “funny,” “support/cheer,” “agreement,” and “amazing.” The top feelings people feel when reading tweets are “entertained” and “curious,” according to the study.
Users expressed “frustration” and “anger” repeatedly, according to the company’s surveys. While some customers intended to use Tweets to convey their unhappiness, the corporation opted against it. It’s instead testing if the new, more positive emoji will encourage “good public interactions.” It’s also likely tied to the site’s high levels of polarization and toxicity, which Twitter has worked hard to lessen in recent years.
Twitter has stated that reactions will enable users better express themselves in conversations “while also allowing those who Tweet to gain a better understanding of how their messages are received.
“The new reactions will be available on Twitter for iOS, Android, and the web in Turkey for a short time in the coming days. “Based on the results of this test,” it continued, “we may expand the availability of the Reactions experiment to additional regions.”