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Twitter is working on developing a new option over the past few months, and now, it looks like Twitter’s new ‘Status’ feature finally be nearing its release. When someone posts a tweet with a status, a user can tap on that status indicator, which will take you through a listing of all the tweets that people have applied with the same activity.

As you can see in the tweet below, posted by the reverse engineering extraordinaire Jane Manchun Wong, the new ‘Status’ option would let you add a small, customizable status update to your tweets.

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There’ll be a range of default status options, including ‘Shower Thoughts’, ‘Hot Take’, and ‘A Thread’, which could help a user to eliminate some of the common uses of emojis and other means to signify the same, giving you more characters to use for your actual tweet text.

Twitter needs to employ the blackout text option available on Reddit, where the text of spoilers is covered unless you choose to tap on it.

It seemed that this new status option would be more pointed towards allocating an activity update to your tweets, which would lessen the need for people to add event hashtags to their username.

Twitter rolling out new Status Indicators

Twitter went through a few upgrades, and a few management changes, which now seems to have evolved it into more of a direct addition to the content of each specific tweet, as opposed to a general activity indicator.

Twitter rolling out new Status Indicators

As noted, various elements of the feature are now built into the back-end of the app, including this intro screen which was spotted by Alessandro Paluzzi last month.

It seems very close to launch, which could provide another prompt to get people engaging and interacting via tweet.

Or it could just be an extra distraction, which isn’t really necessary to facilitate the same. I mean, most Twitter users are already accustomed to habitual notes like ‘Thread’, so there’s not really a huge need, as such, for custom tags to signify them, while being able to see others who are posting ‘Hot Takes’ on any number of topics doesn’t really seem like an enhancement.

But maybe they will add new functional value, while also providing new tweet categorization options – so if you’re a fan of ‘Shower Thoughts’, then Twitter can show you more of them via its algorithmic process.

Hard to say, but it could add another prompt to get more people tweeting.