Twitter Testing ‘Dislike’ Button
In a message visible to some iOS users, Twitter said dislikes “aren’t public or visible to the author, while Likes are.”
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.
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
It appears the company is testing the new buttons on a small segment of users. Not all Twitter users will see the new buttons.
The announcement comes few days after it revealed that it will be shutting down Fleets – its own vanishing post feature it launched into general availability in eight months ago – on August 3.
The feature, which appeared prominently at the top of the app, let people share posts that disappeared after 24 hours, a format invented by Snapchat and later copied and further popularized by Facebook’s stable of apps, including Instagram.
However, the tech giant via Twitter Support account announced the new development, saying that in its place, users will instead only see active Spaces — Twitter’s live audio chat rooms — at the top of their timelines.
The company said the reason for the move is due to low usage, specifically among the more hesitant Twitter users who it said it was trying to target in the first place.