Twitter fans who want to dress up pix they post to the service can do it with #Stickers, a new feature announced Monday.
“Soon, you can browse our rotating sets of stickers to join in on real-time conversations, and select from the library of hundreds of accessories, emoji, and props to make your photos more fun,” said Sasank Reddy, a senior product manager at Twitter.
“Use them to share what you’re doing or how you’re feeling, to show support for a cause, or to just add some flair. You can use multiple stickers on a photo, resize and rotate them and place them anywhere on your picture,” Reddy said.
What’s more, after tweeting a photo with stickers, the pic becomes searchable in a new way. Tapping the sticker will take you to a new timeline where you can see how people all over the world have used the sticker.
By introducing stickers to its service, Twitter is joining a number of other apps that have embraced the cartoon as a form of embellishment.
“The target market is likely mostly younger people who have become accustomed to using stickers and filters in messaging apps and will appreciate them being present in Twitter too,” said Jan Dawson, chief analyst with Jackdaw Research.