Facebook-style reactions are getting closer to reaching Twitter users. In the last hours, the developer Nima Owji had access to this new feature of the social network, that already seems to be ready to reach the public.

Reactions on Twitter are not necessarily new. They were seen for the first time in late May, in a discovery made by Jane Manchun Wong. However, the function detected by the renowned analyst was not yet finished. For example, only some of the available reactions had the corresponding emoji.

In the publication made by Owji, this question has already been solved and refined. For this reason, everything suggests that it should not be too long before the service formally announces them. It is worth remembering that the new reactions on which Twitter works are added to “Like” and are: “Joy”, “Sad”, “Hmm”, and “Hahaha”.

As in Facebook, users must press and hold on the “Like” button to display the menu of emojis and their respective reactions. As a peculiar piece of information, Owji tested this feature on the first tweet posted by Jack Dorsey and added the reaction “Hmm”, which is characterized by the smiley with a doubtful expression.

In addition to reactions, Twitter improves private messages and other features

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In addition to confirming the progress in the implementation of reactions in tweets, Nima Owji also found news related to other features of Twitter. When it comes to private messages, the search will allow you to filter them according to individual accounts or groups.

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But this is not all. The developer detected that the platform works to show in the web version the rings of Spaces, their audio rooms, and Fleets, their stories. At the moment, both features are only available in the apps for iOS and Android. Thus, Twitter would try to enhance both functionalities without relying exclusively on a smartphone.

What is currently unknown is whether any of these new Twitter features will be limited to the paid version of the service, which for now seems not to have generated much enthusiasm.