A new test is running Twitter in its eagerness to get closer to the sensitivity of users and to modernize its feed, since it is experimenting with an emotional «status» button like Facebook.
A company spokesman confirmed the limited test in a statement given to TechCrunchwhile Twitter users have been sharing screenshots of the feature in action.
“For a limited time, we’re testing a feature that allows you to add a status topic from a predetermined list to your Tweets to provide more context to your followers,” the Twitter spokesperson said. “So whether you’re about to drop a hot Tweet thread, share your shower thoughts, or have a bad case of Monday, your Tweets can better convey what you’re up to.”
I don’t know how twitter managed to release a more embarrassing and unusable feature than cotweets in the same month but here it is. these are all the statuses you can use. no custom statuses allowed pic.twitter.com/2BPwku1qi1
— Takes Of Vesperia (@coolranchzaku) July 27, 2022
The feature in development was previously discovered in Twitter code by application researcher Jane Manchun Wong. At the time, statuses could be posted to a tweet or general profile, but this latest test only appears to allow users to attach them to specific tweets. You can click on a status to discover other tweets that contain those same words.