Twitter Tests New 'Status' Feature for Individual Tweets

Twitter is testing a new status feature that lets users tag posts with pre-defined labels, similar to the statuses that the old LiveJournal and MySpace platforms allowed.

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Several users this morning began reporting that they could post Twitter statuses with an accompanying emoji, and the company has since confirmed to TechCrunch that it is currently testing the feature with a select group in the U.S. and Australia.

"For a limited time, we are testing a feature that allows you to add a status topic from a predetermined list to your Tweets to provide more context for your followers," a Twitter spokesperson said. "So whether you are about to drop a hot Tweet thread, share your shower thoughts, or have a bad case of the Mondays, your Tweets can better convey what you are up to."

By the looks of it, Twitter intends for the statuses to replace certain common pre-ambles that people often add to their tweets, thereby saving valuable characters. For example, some of the statuses in the test include "Shower thought," "Picture of the day," "Spoiler alert," "Hot take," and "Unpopular opinion."

The statuses, which appear underneath the user's name, only apply to singular tweets and are non-editable, while clicking on a status badge also displays what other posters have shared using the same status.


It's unclear how many users have access to the statuses, and Twitter hasn't said how long the test will last for or what the likelihood is that the feature will stick around.

Currently Twitter is testing a number of other features designed to improve the usability of the social network, including Twitter Circles for sharing tweets with a small group of people, and a downvote button.

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Top Rated Comments

BootsWalking Avatar
19 weeks ago
Twitter intends for the statuses to replace certain common pre-ambles that people often add to their tweets, thereby saving valuable characters. For example, some of the statuses in the test include "Shower thought," "Picture of the day," "Spoiler alert," "Hot take," and "Unpopular opinion."

They forgot to include "My worthless take, swimming in a sea with millions of other worthless opinions on Twitter"
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pauloregan Avatar
19 weeks ago
You should be able to block tweets based on these as well.
Blocking all 'hot take' tweets would be a fruitful cull I am sure.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stygs Avatar
19 weeks ago
This feels like the same thing as a hashtag, no?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
19 weeks ago
Everyone is going to select unpopular opinion and then say a popular opinion. Happens on the internet everywhere as an easy way to score karma or likes or whatever game each site uses
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
19 weeks ago
For example, some of the statuses in the test include "Shower thought," "Picture of the day," "Spoiler alert," "Hot take," and "Unpopular opinion."
Missing a few... Spam/Advertisement (for all the "influencers"), Drunk, Taking A Dump Thought ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
19 weeks ago
Interesting feature. Wonder whether this will end up being available only for Twitter Blue users.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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