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 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.