In a world of mildly amusing, 140-character messages, Twitter just twittered out searchable stickers for photos – and they’re just as amazing as you might’ve guessed. When was the last time you posted a photo that needed a little more pizazz? Now you can stylize all your artful masterpieces with… really cool hats and sunglasses!
Twitter just announced that it would be rolling out the feature, duly called #Stickers, to users all around the world. Soon enough, your friends’ photos will stop being so bland and devoid of joy. The internet giant announced their new and fresh option through one very typical tweet: a gif-powered, hashtag labeled text, complete with a link to their blog. What could be more Twitter than that?
The GIF featured in the message (see it below) features an Asian Elephant bathing in a river (or lake) and a person doing a backflip right behind it. The person using the new Twitter searchable stickers adds sunglasses and a hat to the elephant and a smiling sun atop the sky. Whatever you think of this new feature – be it childish or simply another way to have fun on the internet – you can’t argue with the fact that it’s going to please a lot of people and maybe even appeal to the younger generation of Twitter tweeters.
What Makes Searchable Stickers on Twitter so Innovative?
That’s a very good question and it deserves a good answer. Unlike with the stickers on Facebook, for instance, where you have basic drag and drop emojis, here Twitter incorporated one of its most innovative features: the hashtag. How does it work?
No, you won’t be able to assign a hashtag through a sticker (although that would be interesting). What will happen is you will always be able to search trending or new public images on Twitter by searching for a sticker of your choosing. Here’s an example:
Say that in the elephant photo above you want to see how other people have used the sunglasses. All you have to do is click on the icon and you will be shown the most recent uses of that specific sticker. Pretty ingenious? Of course.
It does seem like searchable stickers is another way in which the world is moving forward into a bright new future. What are your thoughts on this interesting quirk from the tech company? Do you think it will become popular or just another weird tool like Facebook’s photo emojis? Here’s how they look:
— Twitter (@twitter) June 27, 2016
As for us, I’d say we’re happy that Twitter just twittered out searchable stickers for photos. We can’t wait to see what the 140-character social media platform comes up with next.
Image source: depositphotos.com.