San Francisco: Micro-blogging site Twitter is reportedly working on a new feature codenamed ‘Vibe’. This feature allows users to set status.
As The Verge reports, the potential feature was first spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, a researcher and reverse engineer who has a track record of sabotaging upcoming app updates.
Screenshots shared by Wong show a ‘set a status’ field above the tweet composer box. A dropdown list contains five pre-set vibes, none of which sound fun, including “shopping grocery” and “driving highway.”
It is unclear whether statuses will be limited to presets or whether users will be able to add custom updates created by Twitter, the report said.
The Status feature is reminiscent of the Facebook ‘feelings’ associated with the post, and Wong compares it to the status of the now-defunct Instagram Threads messaging app.
Vibes can be on a per-tweet basis, with each post having its own, or tweets at the profile level and status visible on profile views.
In an image shared with The Verge, a screenshot of Wong’s profile showed a placeholder position using the fake data that appeared below his display name.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment by the tech website and it is still unclear when the feature will go live.
first published:April 25, 2022, 4:13 p.m.