He’s been building the option over the past few months, and now it looks like Twitter’s new “Status” feature is about to be released.
There will be a range of default status options, including ‘Shower Thoughts’, ‘Hot Take’ and ‘A Thread’, which could help eliminate some of the common uses of emojis and other ways of meaning the same. thing, giving you more characters to use for your actual tweet text.
There will also be a ‘Spoiler Alert’ option – although in reality Twitter will have to use the ban text option available on Reddit, where spoiler text is covered, unless you choose to tap on it .
When someone posts a tweet with a status, you’ll be able to tap that status indicator, which will guide you through a list of all tweets that have applied the same activity.
Initially, it seemed like this new status option would be geared more towards giving your tweets an activity update, which would reduce the need for people to add event hashtags to their name. user, for example, to show where they stand.
This was apparently the original inspiration for the option, when Twitter first previewed it. back in 2018.
Since then, however, it has undergone a few upgrades and some management changes, which now seem to have turned it into a direct addition to the content of each specific tweet, as opposed to a general activity indicator.
As mentioned, various elements of the feature are now integrated into the back-end of the app, including this intro screen which was spotted by Alessandro Paluzzi last month
It looks very close to launch, which might provide another prompt to get people to engage and interact via tweet.
Or it could just be an additional distraction, which isn’t really necessary to facilitate the same. I mean, most Twitter users are already used to the usual notes like “Thread”, so there isn’t really a huge need, per se, for custom tags to mean them, while being able to see the others posting “Hot Takes” on any number of topics doesn’t really seem like an improvement.
But maybe they’ll add new functional value, while offering new options for categorizing tweets — so if you’re a fan of “Shower Thoughts,” then Twitter can show you more through its algorithmic process.
Hard to say, but it might add another prompt to get more people to tweet.
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