Better late than never: On Monday, Twitter announced the ability to apply stickers to photos, but with an interesting twist.
Senior product manager Sasank Reddy wrote in a blog post that Twitter’s new #Stickers act as “visual hashtags,” meaning that when a Twitter user taps on a sticker, they will see a timeline of public photos where that same sticker was used.
Reddy wrote that the ability to add stickers “will be rolling out over the next few weeks” for iOS and Android, and the stickers will be viewable via Twitter.com, adding:
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. 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.
After you tweet a photo with stickers on it, your photo becomes searchable in a new, visual spin on the hashtag. Tapping on a sticker in a tweet takes you to a new timeline, where you can see how people all over the world use that sticker in different ways.
Readers: What are your initial thoughts on Twitter’s #stickers?