Stickers are all the rage among tech companies in Silicon Valley — and even some Canadian firms.
Late last month, Twitter, lagging behind fast growing rivals like Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, added stickers to its first-party app. Today, the company announced that it has completed rolling out the feature to all of its 313 million monthly active users.
Users can add stickers to photos they’ve taken via the official app’s photo editing section. Once there, they can place multiple stickers on top of a photo, as well as resize and rotate them as they see fit. In a twist upon a the hashtag, users can find one another’s modified photos by searching for specific stickers.
While Twitter hasn’t announced specific plans to monetize the feature, it’s very likely the company will start selling sticker packs in the near future. Not only has the company’s revenue stopped growing, other apps, like Japanese messaging app Line and even BlackBerry with its BBM app, have managed to make a not insignificant amount of money selling stickers to frequent users.