Twitter testing how to 'down vote' replies

Twitter testing how to 'down vote' replies

Twitter is testing a feature to allow users to “down vote” replies to their posts, the company said Wednesday. 

If users down vote a reply it will not be public, and if they choose to “up” vote the reply it will be shown as a “like” on the tweet, the company said. 

The feature will start appearing for users using iOS. 

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Twitter said the goal is to help the platform understand “the types of replies” users find relevant, and that it is “just a test for research right now.” 

Users tweeted that the platform has added a “dislike button,” but the company said in its post that the update is “not a dislike button.” 

The company also said that a down vote will not change the order of replies on the tweet. 

The update comes after a string of new features the platform has launched, including a number of ways to add paid content options. Notably, in June the company rolled out a subscription-based model called Twitter Blue that offers exclusive features for users who pay a monthly fee.