On July 21, 2021, Twitter introduced on its verified assist account that it will 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 line 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 varieties of replies you discover related in a convo, so we will work on methods to point out extra of them.
Your downvotes aren’t public, whereas your upvotes shall be proven as likes. pic.twitter.com/hrBfrKQdcY
— Twitter Assist (@TwitterSupport) July 21, 2021
As of this writing, Twitter Assist mentioned the take a look at was solely within the analysis section, and was solely made out there on iOS techniques. 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 take a look at shall be handled as a like, and the unique poster shall 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 is unclear what number of accounts shall be affected by the take a look at, when it can start, or how lengthy the analysis section will final. Snopes contacted the Twitter staff, and can replace the article accordingly as extra data turns into out there.