Twitter is reportedly working on adding new emoticons to its current heart-shaped Like button. This was revealed in a tweet by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. The assets Wong found to show ‘cheer,’ ‘hmm,’ ‘sad,’ and ‘haha’ emoji reactions. In the GIF shared by Wong, some reactions currently only have a placeholder emoji.
Wong had first spotted the reactions on Twitter earlier this month.
Facebook rolled out reactions in 2016. While the Twitter reaction surely takes inspiration from Facebook, Wong’s leak shows that Twitter will likely take a slightly different approach to the moods or emotions that users will use to react to a post.
It has the same laughing and sad reaction but does not include the ‘angry’ emoticon. As per a report by The Verge, Twitter may also include a makes-you-think and cheer option.
In response to a request for comment, Twitter told The Verge the same thing it did last time that it is “always exploring additional ways for people to express themselves in conversations.”