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Twitter Stickers could soon let users customise their photos Snapchat-style


By Rebecca Stewart, Trends Editor

March 23, 2016 | 2 min read

Twitter is developing a new product called Stickers, which will let users edit their snaps and add overlays to them before sharing with their followers.

Similar to its secret celebrity 'Twitter Camera' feature, which provides A-listers with a "custom photo experience" via pictures and GIFs, the new product will apparently let tweeters place drawings and decals on top of pictures.

First reported by Re/code, the move will bring the social network in line with Snapchat, and could eventually be used by brands for interactive campaigns à la Snapchat's Sponsored Lenses format.

Twitter has seemingly said that the feature will let users "see how other users from around the world have edited the same photo" and will "suggest photos" for individuals to edit and post images around trending topics and breaking news.

Snapshots (below) of how the finished Stickers offering could look were issued to Re/code by Twitter user @XBLFoxes, who has been selected to test the tool.

Twitter has been trying to make platform more visual over the past few months, and was said to be trialing a new multi-emoji reaction feature to replace its 'hearts' system at the end of 2015.

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