Twitter Announces New 'Stickers' Feature With Visual Search Options

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Following in the footsteps of a few changes and additions 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.

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55 months ago
Since I was in the generation that grew up with major changes in technology, I have watched my parent's generation struggle to figure out how to use new technology. I have often wondered if when I get old (already happening) if the new technologies of the day would be difficult for me to figure out.

However, I now believe that it won't be an issue of not knowing how to use technology, rather it will be not understanding why people are using it. I won't be that I can't figure out how to use this stupid stuff, it will be that I can't figure out why I should.
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55 months ago
Do adults really need stickers?
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55 months ago
Am I the only one who doesn't see the appeal of these "stickers"? They just look childish to me.
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55 months ago
Come on, this platform has way more to offer the world than fun and colorful stickers.
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55 months ago
This is going to be a massive hit with the "**** it, I'm done with Twitter crowd!"

Twitter was supposed to remain the "adult" toy. I wish they would leave this silly, childish garbage to the attention-deficit, under 25 crowd.
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55 months ago
I just don't get this stupid stickers hype
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