Twitter Tests Downvote Button
Unlike Reddit, downvote counts aren’t public on Twitter – at the very least, not in the intervening time. As a end result, different Twitter customers can’t see for those who downvoted a tweet or the overall variety of downvotes on a particular tweet. The upvote button, however, will replicate the present “Like” performance.
Twitter additionally clarifies that votes received’t change the order of replies you see on a tweet. At this level, you is perhaps questioning the relevance of this check. Well, based on the corporate, this can be a check to “understand the types of replies you find relevant in a convo, so we can work on ways to show more of them.” Even earlier than Twitter introduced the check, the hate button was first noticed by Twitter consumer @iglehart967.
Even from one account to a different, Twitter’s new dislike button appears to be like completely different.
Left: this account
Right: My alt account pic.twitter.com/pHHbnRlQ7p
— Nicholas Iglehart (@iglehart97) July 21, 2021
“In this research experiment, the thumbs down icon is a downvote that lets us know that you think the reply isn’t relevant to the conversation. We want to better understand the types of replies you do and don’t find relevant in a convo,” wrote the corporate in response to a consumer’s question.
Upvote and downvote buttons aren’t the one instruments Twitter is testing to doubtlessly make the consumer expertise higher. The firm was additionally noticed testing Facebook-style tweet reactions just a few months again. It can be attention-grabbing to see if Twitter finally ends up adopting the Facebook or Reddit strategy to deal with all unpopular opinions and hate speech prevalent within the platform.