Twitter is engaged on new upvote and downvote reactions for tweets to accompany the standard choices to retweet and reply. Twitter confirmed it was testing the function for a small group of customers on iOS, and it’s already been noticed based on multiple tweets from customers which are a part of the take a look at group.
Twitter writes that iOS customers might even see upvote and downvotes in a number of totally different kinds (up and down arrows, a coronary heart icon and a down arrow, and thumbs up and thumbs down icons) and that it’s testing the function to “perceive the forms of replies you discover related in a convo, so we will work on methods to point out extra of them.” Presently votes usually are not public.
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 forms 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
Whereas Twitter hasn’t stated if it plans so as to add up and down voting as a everlasting function (or how voting impacts what you see in your feed), there are clear parallels to be drawn to Reddit, which options upvoting and downvoting as a means of surfacing a subreddit’s favourite replies, responses, and posts. Twitter says that for now although upvotes and downvotes don’t influence the order of tweets.
Twitter’s toyed with different kinds of tweet interactions prior to now, together with reactions that appeared to imitate the emoji reactions Fb makes use of for Fb posts and Messenger messages. Twitter’s product lead Kayvon Beykpour has additionally stated that the corporate deliberate to work on dislikes final yr, claiming the function was considered one of Twitter’s many “high priorities” in response to a user’s tweet.