Twitter is working with emoji responses to tweets like what Facebook offers. At present you can just like a tweet by tapping the heart button. Twitter intends to add more responses for “Preferences”, “Cheer”, “hmm”, “Sad”, and “Haha”.
These tweet reactions were spotted by Jane Manchun Wong who referenced it before too this month. The icons for these tweet reactions are the same as the emojis. But Twitter is yet to finalise the icons for cheer and sad, and are using the generic heart icon at the moment. Based on the screenshot shared by Wong, Twitter will display the different tweet reactions along with the number of reactions received. It’s similar to how Facebook displays emoji reactions to posts and comments. Twitter is also expected to show who reacted with which emoji.
The tweet reactions are feeling the loss of a specific reaction, and that is for outrage. Perceiving how individuals as of now get entangled in tweet wars which we can see through the answers and statement tweets, it was likely a smart thought not to add the response. Twitter may have been dealing with responses for a long while. Recently in March, it was accounted for that Twitter directed an overview getting some information about emoji responses. It also referenced a downvote/dislike button but there’s no word of that now.
The new tweet reactions would add to the current heart icons on Twitter. With the emojis responses, Twitter may begin looking more like Facebook. There’s no word on when Twitter will release this new feature. It’s currently busy working on multiple features.