Will emoji reactions soon come to Twitter?

A user found a pre-test version of the feature, which enables you to select from several symbols instead of only ‘liking’ a tweet.

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A Twitter user with developer access found a potential new feature in the social media platform’s iOS app: the ability to select a range of emojis instead of just “liking” a tweet with a heart.

I can’t believe they’re finally letting me 💯 tweets (The best part is that it’s not even a joke, I just found this…) pic.twitter.com/cyJ6Lmfhgx

— Ninji, infamous dog (@_Ninji) November 16, 2015

The option is similar to Facebook Reactions, a way for Facebook users to react to posts other than the “like” button. Emojis are becoming a popular way to communicate online; Oxford Dictionaries named the “face with tears of joy” emoji its 2015 Word of the Year.

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