Is Twitter working on a feature that would enable users to react on tweets?

Jane Manchun Wong, a reverse engineer who discovers hidden and upcoming features in various apps recently posted on Twitter that the company is working on adding a new feature. This feature will enable users to add a reaction to posts and tweets.

This reaction service is very similar to what Facebook and some other social media platforms already provide. Now, as per Wong, Instagram is also working on a similar feature for its Instagram Direct.

Twitter already has the ‘reaction’ feature available for the direct messages, but if the new feature gets a green light, people will be able to express their likes and dislikes and other reactions on the tweets also.

Twitter has been working hard to make the platform as usable and friendly for the users as possible. Apparently, this tech giant does not have any qualms in adopting already introduced features in other apps, and that is a very nice thing. It is always good to adapt positive things from others, and if there is some positive feature in a popular application, there is no harm in integrating it into your system too.

Twitter is also expanding its own version of Snapchat like Stories, called Fleets. Now, with Snapchat, this feature is very famous, and Instagram also has features of Stories and Highlights in its own individual style.

Twitter seems to have adopted the Stories style from Instagram and Snapchat both. The Stories on Fleets also disappear after 24 hours, just like they do on Instagram. Fleets will allow you to post photos, texts, and videos on the platform.

Now, with the reactions feature, Twitter is going to make itself appear closer to Facebook. This will give the users of both platforms a sense of familiarity too.

While it is nice to adopt the positive features from other apps, it brings a question to one’s own uniqueness. If Twitter is providing the same experiences that other apps also provide, where is the unique factor in Twitter then?

So, let us hope that while Twitter is trying to give a familiar and close-knit kind of feel and experience to its users by taking up features from other apps, it does tweak them a bit to at least incorporate a unique style of its own.

Let us see how both Fleets and Reactions playout for Twitter once they go live eventually.

In an update, Twitter informed TheVerge that "the code that Wong found had been left over from a previous experiment and is no longer in use. The feature is not currently in testing."

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