Twitter is working on new voting and down-to-earth reactions for tweets to follow the usual options for retweeting and responding. Twitter confirmed that the feature was tested for a small group of users on iOS, and it has already been detected according to several tweets from users who are part of the test group.
Twitter writes that iOS users can see vote and downvotes in several different styles (up and down arrows, a heart icon and a down arrow and thumbs up and thumbs down icons) and that it tests the feature to “understand the types of answers you have. relevant in a convoy, so that we can work on ways to show more of them. ”Preliminary votes are not public.
Some of you on iOS may see different options for voting up or down on answers. We test this to understand which answers you think are relevant in a convoy, so that we can work on ways to show more of them.
Your votes are not public, while your votes are displayed as likes. pic.twitter.com/hrBfrKQdcY
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While Twitter has not said whether it plans to add up and down voting as a permanent feature (or how voting affects what you see in your feed), there are clear parallels to be drawn to Reddit, which includes voting and voting as a way of emerge a subreddits favorite replies, replies and posts. Twitter says that so far upvotes and downvotes do not affect the order of tweets.
Twitter used to play with other types of tweet interactions in the past, including reactions that seemed to mimic the emoji reactions Facebook uses to Facebook posts and Messenger messages. Twitter’s product manager Kayvon Beykpour has also said that the company planned to work with dislikes last year, and claimed that the feature was one of Twitter’s many “top priorities” in response to the user’s tweet.