Twitter adds the “I don’t like” button, but not for Android
Twitter announced that it has started testing a new feature to let users dislike tweets with a new rating system. The company says the new system will appear in a few different styles and that the “I do not like“or” negative votes “will not be shown publicly and that the tweeter original will not receive any notification, but will still be able to see them.
I “positive votes“, On the other hand, they will be treated as the classic“ likes ”, which means that you will receive notifications as always. Twitter also clarifies that the negative vote it is not an “I do not like” button and that is strictly for research purposes.
Some of you on iOS may see different options to up or down vote on replies. We’re 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.
Your downvotes aren’t public, while your upvotes will be shown as likes. pic.twitter.com/hrBfrKQdcY
– Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 21, 2021
In this research experiment, the thumb down icon is a negative vote letting us know that you think the answer is not relevant to the conversation.
That said, it appears negative ratings are limited to answers to tweets, not the original tweet itself. Furthermore, the votes will not alter the order of the answers, as it does on platforms such as Reddit, with a similar voting structure. Unfortunately, the test is only available to some users iOSbut it is also coming for Android.