(Mirror Daily, United States) – Twitter is starting to get desperate. And users can quickly acknowledge the company’s desperation by looking at their latest developments that somehow resemble other leading or rising social media platforms. The most recent things they borrowed and adapted? Now Twitter is testing new sticker features that will transform the pictures of its users.
The fact that Twitter is doing everything in its power to attract new users, and to keep the old ones interested is not a new thing. Just last week there was a social media civil war surrounding the network. The reason for the clash between users was the fact that the social network implemented a default algorithm that revolutionized the feed.
At that point, many users accused Twitter of copying its chief rival, Facebook. And now, the same fuddy-duddies will have the opportunity of comparing Twitter’s new testing features with, basically, a ton of other ones that are already available on different platforms.
Twitter is testing new sticker features, and somehow, they seem very familiar. As @XBLFoxes, a privileged user who was welcomed in the beta tests, shows, the new stickers aren’t very different from what Facebook and Snapchat are already offering.
From the looks of it, users can upload a photo and then go the last button on the right, and choose one or more stickers to add to their picture. It’s certainly not a new feature, but the company may not be interested in novelty.
It seems that what they are planning is the possibility of sticker filling pictures posted by other people. In other words, viral posts will become even more popular because users will be able to bring their own alterations to the tweets.
Rumors have it that there will also be a contest. Somebody uploads a photo, and then any interested user alters it, thus entering the sticker competition. This way, more people will be encouraged to participate in breaking news or trending conversations.
Twitter is testing new sticker features, but for the moment, they are only in the testing phase. Users can’t know for sure whether or not the colorful labels will stick. It all depends on the way the people randomly chosen to participate in the beta will react to them.
It’s like Facebook and the reaction buttons. There were more, but some considered them confusing and useless, the same faith may be awaiting the funny cartoon like pictures. The only solution is to wait and see.
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