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. 

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.

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