Twitter Announces Visual Hashtags ‘Stickers’ For Photos

Twitter Announces Visual Hashtags ‘Stickers’ For Photos

Twitter has announced a photo-editing tool, Stickers, that allows users to choose from hundreds of accessories, emojis, and stick them anywhere on photos they upload to the platform.

ERIN MARY Doyle
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Twitter has called the sticker a ‘new visual spin on the hashtag’; simply tapping on a sticker brings up a new timeline of Tweets from people around the world using that same sticker. The feature is rolling out over the coming weeks on Twitter for iOS and Android. Stickers can only be added to photos on a mobile device, however you can view, click, and explore them on web as well.

“Millions of Tweets with photos are sent every day on Twitter, capturing the moments that the world is talking about,” Leslie Berland, CMO at Twitter, said in a press release. “#Stickers give people a fun way to add their own unique style to their photos, and connect them with others around the world. By making stickers searchable like hashtags, we’re enabling the best of Twitter: making it easy for people to create conversations around events and experiences that are happening right now.”

When editing a photo, a library of stickers will be available across several categories, including Accessories, Animals, Food, Technology and Flags, among others. The Featured category will highlight Live Stickers tied to world events, holidays or other themes, making it easy for people to join in on timely conversations. #Stickers can be resized, rotated and placed anywhere on a photo. A timeline of Tweets using a specific sticker is easily accessible by tapping on that sticker within any photo on Twitter.

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