Twitter Adds New Status Stickers to Its Tweets, Borrowing From Facebook and Instagram Likes

Twitter has made changes to its upcoming status feature, introducing emoji’s and new stickers for users to use and enjoy however they choose.

Twitter has been playing around with the status feature for a while; the feature was first previewed in 2018 (that was four years ago, I can almost hear my bones cracking with age) and was part of Twitter’s attempt to connect with new social media audiences. I could certainly see that it worked; if other social media platforms have come up with the idea before then, Twitter is exactly what will save the platform when it’s too late to jump on the bandwagon.

The social networking site isn’t in any immediate danger of bankruptcy or similar troubles, of course, but a cultural shift definitely seems to be happening. Platforms like TikTok and the added success of Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts have shown that the next generation continues to respond primarily to short-form visual media.

Twitter New Status Stickers
Twitter New Status Stickers


The Twitter-derived short-form medium not only isn’t a short-form visual medium, it’s not even a visual medium. While I’m not here to make a bold generalization about younger generations not reading books like older ones. Twitter’s limitations of being a word-based platform are definitely limiting. Even as the platform continues to expand to other businesses, with videos, chained replies, etc., it cannot hope to emulate the success of other social media platforms that have built their entire brand on such features.


In any case, Twitter will continue to advance, because copying previous functions is much easier than inventing new trends yourself. The new status features are something you’ve already come across on Facebook: they’re essentially stickers that appear just above a post, usually next to or just below a user’s name, and consist of a playful exclamation with a relevant emoji twitter new status Stickers.

Think of the Feeling Excited or Feeling Sad tags that appear on the social network: this is exactly what Twitter is aiming for. Social media whiz extraordinaire and series leaker Jane Manchun Wong used her reverse engineering tricks and managed to identify many of the upcoming tags.


These consist of “A Thread” accompanied by a spool of threads as an emoji. These are, well, threads, which in today’s vernacular often begin with the opening line of “a thread.” There’s Spoiler Alert with a warning sign, Need Advice with Magic 8 Ball (which actually sounds pretty smart to me), AMA with a mic, Shower Thoughts with, well, a shower, Hot Take with a red pepper, Vacation Mode with a palm tree and finally Unpopular Opinion with a mushroom.

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