Twitter emoji reactions get a thumbs down from users

Twitter is already infamous for being a battleground of opinion, arguments and a whole load of trolling. What better idea then to add emoji to the mix, or emoji reactions to be precise. We're talking about those bouncy icons below Facebook posts that you 'Heart' or 'Thumbs Down' like some Roman emoticon-emperor.

The social media giant has recently been surveying users on whether they want a wider range of emoji-style reactions, proposing popular icons like a crying LOL face, crying sad face, and that chin-stroking face too pretentious for tears. The news prompted some to declare they'll flounce from the platform if this comes to pass; any creatives leaving Twitter would do well in checking out our social media tips to master the other platforms out there.

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Giacomo Lee

Giacomo is a writer and talking head who has covered creativity and creative tools for Wallpaper*, Digital Arts, Creative Boom, VICE, Little White Lies, the BBC and more. Giacomo has also hosted for Adobe and D&AD, and judged the annual New Blood Awards. He was deputy editor of Creative Bloq for a short time in 2021.