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Twitter is testing letting you downvote or upvote tweets

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(Pocket-lint) – Twitter is taking a web page from Reddit’s playbook, by testing a brand new downvote and upvote response system for tweets.

“A few of you on iOS may even see totally different choices to up or down vote on replies. We’re testing this to know the kinds of replies you discover related in a convo, so we are able to work on methods to indicate extra of them”, Twitter announced in a tweet on 21 July 2021. In one other tweet, the corporate clarified it is a check for analysis proper now and that your upvotes or downvotes gained’t change the order of replies.

Take into accout Reddit has lengthy provided downvoting and upvoting, however its system is a manner of ordering a subreddit’s replies, responses, and posts. Twitter, nonetheless, makes clear that its upvotes and downvotes work otherwise within the check. It mentioned downvotes aren’t a dislike button and at the moment aren’t public (they’re solely seen to you), however your upvotes on tweets can be proven to others as likes. 

Twitter is testing the function amongst a small group of customers on iOS. These customers may even see totally different types, too, akin to up and down arrows, a coronary heart icon and a down arrow, or thumbs up and thumbs down icons. It hasn’t mentioned whether or not it plans to make voting an official function or the way it’ll have an effect on your Twitter feed. 

It’s worth noting Twitter has been extremely transparent in recent months about its upcoming plans, whether it’s new features in the works or even that it has been considering subscription options. Simply yesterday, it introduced an overhaul to TweetDeck – something you can now test with a simple browser hack.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Initially revealed on .

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