Twitter launches #Stickers as visual hashtags connecting photos

MUMBAI: Twitter has announced fun photo editing tool #Stickers. Users can choose from hundreds of accessories, emojis, and props and stick them anywhere on photos they upload to Twitter.

When editing a photo, a library of stickers will be available across several categories, including accessories, animals, food, technology, flags, etc. Like hashtags on Twitter, the stickers will make tweeting easy for people to explore a topic they’re interested in, and join in on the public, global conversation.

The stickers can be resized, rotated and placed anywhere on a photo.

“Millions of Tweets with photos are sent every day on Twitter, capturing the moments that the world is talking about,” said Twitter CMOLeslie Berland. “#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.”

Any public Tweet containing a sticker will now be easily searchable and discoverable, creating 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 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. A timeline of Tweets using a specific sticker is easily accessible by tapping on that sticker within any photo on Twitter.

The feature is rolling out over the coming weeks on Twitter for iOS and Android.

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