Due to the fact I lack a crystal ball I can’t be sure, however there are a few possibilities. My first thought was “oh no, we’re now just going to see hashtag city every time we open the app,” it certainly wouldn’t be my favourite thing to see as we already get a lot of that over on Instagram, I mean if you’re not using 40 million hashtags (slight exaggeration) then you’re not doing it right.
The difference is Insta is image based, the text is secondary and quite well managed in terms of what you see as your browse. On Twitter however text has been the mainstay since its inception and we’re used to digesting short (out)bursts from people very quickly.
Since Twitter removed images from our character allowance it certainly has become more ‘multi-media’ and typically that’s how, as businesses, we try and catch people’s eye but could that all be about to change?
We could see a move to even more image use on Twitter and our timelines now getting far more like Instagram, would that be such a bad thing? Well I suppose it depends on who you follow.