Twitter Testing Internal 'Dislike' Button for Tweet Replies

Twitter appears to be testing a new "dislike" or thumbs down button for tweets, which is designed to let people downvote replies. Twitter says that the feature is available for "some" iOS users.

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The dislike button is visible to the person who is viewing tweets, but it is not a publicly available metric or visible to the author of the tweet. The thumbs down option will allow a tweet reply to be downvoted.


Twitter says that it is an internal tool that is designed to help Twitter understand what people think is valuable to a conversation.

There is no word on whether this is a feature that Twitter plans to roll out to everyone in the future, and for now, it is limited to a select number of users.

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Top Rated Comments

dannyyankou Avatar
16 months ago
If downvotes aren’t public, what’s the point?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
16 months ago
Great. Nothing like having even more ways to disagree, bicker and ultimately divide people.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Halikaarn Avatar
16 months ago
Maybe that means that YOUR downvotes are not displayed under YOUR feed, however the cumulative downvotes from everyone will be tallied.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boris Bronson Avatar
16 months ago
Great. Another tool for sad sack trolls to abuse.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
16 months ago
Oh no! Facebook had it and they got rid of it long time ago. It’s too late Twitter.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Solomani Avatar
16 months ago
Downvotes (or thumbs down). If the Twitter-verse wan't already toxic, antagonistic and tribalized.... this will exacerbate the situation even more.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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