Amid the various projects both abandoned and introduced as part of Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter 2.0’ approach, it’s hard to know what’s actually going ahead and what isn’t, based on previously implemented experiments.
But this one does seem to be progressing – according to new findings from app researcher extraordinaire Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter is still developing its own virtual gifting-type option, which would provide a range of stickers that you could buy to then give to people for their good tweets.
As you can see in this image, Twitter’s developing a range of new emoji awards that users will be able to purchase for varying amounts.
You’d then be able to gift these awards to other users, who would then be able to convert them into cash.
The concept is pretty much exactly the same as Facebook’s virtual gifts, which are purchasable via ’Stars’, its in-app currency, in order to donate funds to your favorite creators. YouTube also has its ’Super Stickers’ option to facilitate the same, while TikTok has live gifts, and Reddit has various similar sticker gifting options.
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