Twitter is testing an invisible downvote system with sure iOS customers — though the function in its present type is not a real dislike button.
The social media firm confirmed the testing on Wednesday, saying that some iOS customers might “see totally different choices to up or down vote on replies.” Twitter’s official affirmation got here after some customers noticed a downvote message or noticed an down arrow icon subsequent to the “Like” button.
A few of you on iOS may even see totally different choices to up or down vote on replies. We’re testing this to know the sorts of replies you discover related in a convo, so we are able to work on methods to point out extra of them.
Your downvotes aren’t public, whereas your upvotes will likely be proven as likes. pic.twitter.com/hrBfrKQdcY
— Twitter Assist (@TwitterSupport) July 21, 2021
The downvotes are invisible to the general public and the writer of the submit, and exist solely to let Twitter know “what individuals suppose is efficacious to the dialog.” In different phrases, it isn’t fairly a dislike system just like the one on Reddit.
It is not clear how widespread the downvote testing is, however it seems to be restricted to particular customers on iPhone or iPad.
Again in 2020, Twitter mentioned it was “exploring” including a dislike button or some kind of downvote system. The social media large has additionally lengthy had a system for “disliking” a tweet, however solely to tailor a person’s feed.