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 ð¯ 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.