Twitter starts rolling out its new ‘Status feature’
A new Twitter feature is appearing for select users in the US and Australia.
This new feature lets you assign one of several pre-written labels to tweets. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the limited test in a statement given to TechCrunch, while Twitter users have been sharing screenshots of the feature in action.
“For a limited time, we are testing a feature that allows you to add a status topic from a predetermined list to your Tweets to provide more context for your followers,” the Twitter spokesperson said. “So whether you are about to drop a hot Tweet thread, share your shower thoughts, or have a bad case of the Mondays, your Tweets can better convey what you are 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
From the screenshots of the feature, it looks as though many of the statuses are designed to replace the titles and emoji that Twitter users often put at the start of their tweets and Twitter threads. There’s an “A thread” status that includes the Spool of Thread emoji, “Spoiler alert” with a Warning Sign emoji, or “AMA” with a microphone. In theory, being able to put this information in a Status should save users valuable characters in their tweets.
The in-development feature was previously discovered in Twitter’s code by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. At the time Statuses could be posted to either a tweet, or an overall profile, but this latest test only appears to let users attach them to specific tweets. You can click a status to discover other tweets containing those same words.
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