On July 21, 2021, Twitter introduced on its verified assist account that it might start testing an choice to upvote or downvote on replies made on the social media platform for choose Mac iOS customers.
Downvotes wouldn’t be made public, whereas upvotes could be proven as likes, in keeping with the social media platform.
A few of you on iOS might even see totally different choices to up or down vote on replies. We’re testing this to grasp the kinds of replies you discover related in a convo, so we will work on methods to indicate extra of them.
Your downvotes aren’t public, whereas your upvotes will probably be proven as likes. pic.twitter.com/hrBfrKQdcY
— Twitter Help (@TwitterSupport) July 21, 2021
As of this writing, Twitter Help stated the check was solely within the analysis part, and was solely made accessible on iOS programs. Downvotes are solely seen to the unique poster and votes gained’t change the order of replies. Upvoting a reply as a part of the check will probably be handled as a like, and the unique poster will probably be notified when the reply reveals up of their “likes” tab.
“This isn’t quite a dislike button. In this research experiment, the thumbs down icon is a down vote that lets us know that you think the reply isn’t relevant to the conversation,” wrote Twitter. “We want to better understand the types of replies you do and don’t find relevant in a convo.”
It’s unclear what number of accounts will probably be affected by the check, when it’s going to start, or how lengthy the analysis part will final. Snopes contacted the Twitter group, and can replace the article accordingly as extra data turns into accessible.