Following in the footsteps of a few changes
to its social networking features, Twitter today announced
that a new photo-enhancing suite of stickers will be coming to iOS and Android users "over the next few weeks." The update will let users place Twitter's custom "rotating sets of stickers" onto any photo -- along with the hundreds of emojis offered on iOS and Android -- to personalize a picture before posting it on Twitter.
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Similar to Snapchat, and the enhanced additions coming to Messages
, users will be able to place multiple stickers on one photo, resize and rotate them, and show support for a timely cause or big event in entertainment with stickers that will only last for a short period of time.
In addition, stickers will be searchable "in a new, visual spin on the hashtag," letting you click on a sticker in any Tweet and see similar trending pictures related to your photo. To do this, the company said that tapping on any sticker in a picture will reveal a new timeline, "where you can see how people all over the world use that sticker in different ways."
Although no specific release window was given, the company said the rollout for stickers on iOS and Android would be completed over the next few weeks. A version of the sticker service will be headed to Twitter.com as well.