It recently ditched “fleets” – which were akin to “stories” used by other social media platforms – and it is also testing the option of having live audio discussions on its site.
And now, the social media platform has announced it is testing a feature in which – as well as liking posts and comments as usual – users will be able to downvote a response.
It said it was “testing this to understand the types of replies you find relevant in a convo, so we can work on ways to show more of them” and added that the downvotes will not be made public, while the upvotes will be shown as likes.
But Twitter’s version will not be exactly the same. Unlike with Reddit, the downvotes will not be visible at all so it is just being used by Twitter to learn what sort of content people like on the platform.
@PixeliseGame This isn't quite a dislike button. In this research experiment, the thumbs down icon is a down vote t… https://t.co/yK4iUKqYI9