Every social tech and social network company is busy these days—it’s a season of updates and race to win the hearts of consumers. Twitter happens to be one of the busiest, and this time around, the microblogging platform has announced stickers for images and ability to search for them using hashtags.
If you have been following Twitter in recent times, you would have observed that millions of photos are being sent every day. Twitter knows this, and wants some creativity added to pictures, according to a Twitter blog post on Monday.
The new update, which is expected to roll out in coming weeks, will afford users the option to browse through sets of stickers so they can take part in real-time conversations. Users will also be able to access hundreds of accessories, emoji, and tools for enhancing images. The new update also allows you to a lot more in terms of adding multiple stickers to an image, rotate and resize sticker elements, and add them wherever you deem fit in the picture.
How to make an image with stickers searchable
To ensure you don’t have any issue searching for images that have stickers on them, all you have to do is use the search feature with a hashtag. Tap on a sticker, and the application will open a new timeline with loads of images from different parts of the world—however, the main element remains the sticker.
Twitter’s new update also includes a feature where you can view how your sticker is being used by other users all over the world. Once you tap on a sticker in a tweet, it takes you to a new timeline where you can see the performance of your sticker.
What Twitter wants to achieve with this new update is quite simple—get users engaged in conversation. There is no doubt more and more images are being sent on the platform every day, and it presents a significant opportunity for Twitter to ensure the conversation continues.
“Soon, you can browse our rotating sets of stickers to join in on real-time conversations, and select from the library of hundreds of accessories, emoji, and props to make your photos more fun.” Twitter’s Senior Product Manager Sasank Reddy wrote in a blog post on Monday. “Use them to share what you’re doing or how you’re feeling, to show support for a cause, or to just add some flair. You can use multiple stickers on a photo, resize and rotate them, and place them anywhere on your picture.”
It’s not all about stickers though, as Twitter’s upcoming update will also feature editing options, including filters, tags, cropping and accessibility options. Snapchat users are quite familiar with these options; but not a bad idea to add it all the same.
Twitter announced that the new updates will be rolling out in the next couple of weeks for both iOS and Android. Until then, you can learn more about how to use the coming features by visiting the Twitter Help Center.