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American microblogging and social networking service Testing Dislike Button

California based Twitter is testing new like and dislike reactions for tweets to accompany the usual options to retweet and reply. American microblogging and social networking service confirmed that it was testing the feature for a small group of users on iOS, and it’s already been spotted according to multiple tweets from users that are part of the test group.

Twitter writes that iOS users may see upvotes and downvotes in several different styles: up and down arrows, a heart icon and a down arrow, and thumbs up and thumbs down icons. The company is also testing the feature to understand the types of replies you find relevant in a conversation, so the company can work on ways to show more of them. Currently, votes are not public.

American microblogging and social networking service Testing Dislike ButtonAmerican microblogging and social networking service haven’t said if it plans to add up and down voting as a permanent feature or how voting affects what you see in your feed, there are clear parallels to be drawn to Reddit, which features upvoting and downvoting as a way of surfacing a subreddit’s favourite replies, responses, and posts. The company says that for now though upvotes and downvotes don’t impact the order of tweets.

Twitter played with other kinds of tweet interactions in the past, including reactions that appeared to mimic the emoji reactions Facebook uses for Facebook posts and Messenger messages. The company’s product lead Kayvon Beykpour has said that the company planned to work on dislikes last year, claiming the feature was one of Twitter’s many top priorities in response to a user’s tweet.American microblogging and social networking service users have been getting a banner in the app lately, asking them to accept the new privacy policy. Scheduled to come into effect on August 19, the update essentially provides clarity on some of Twitter’s new products, and what data it collects from users.

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