Twitter should definitely entice new users. With stickers to personalize your photos, it plans to attract more young people who are already used to stickers and 'filters' on Snapchat.
After introducing animated GIFs , changed the way the timeline is ordered, the microblogging site is now running a test with adding stickers to photos, like that already offered by Snapchat or Facebook.
So we will be able to put little hearts on the eyes of kittens, a grinning smiley on the heads of friends...
But this new function does not stop there.
This strangely reminds of Canv.as, a project run by the founder of 4chan. This image servicing, shut down in 2014 after a lacklustre performance, allowed users not to only share pictures but also the "remix" as they liked to facilitate the spread of memes .
It is not known where Twitter will retrieve the pictures from or how it will choose those that it offers users. One method could be to classify images according stickers associated with it. Thus, if a user overlays a picture with a heart sticker, the site could offer him other pictures have been published with the same heart.