Twitter is working on a new upvote and downvote reaction feature for tweets. This new reaction feature will accompany the existing options of replying to a tweet. The company has confirmed that it is testing this new feature with a small group of users on iOS.
Some of you on iOS may see different options to up or down vote on replies. We’re testing this to understand the ty… https://t.co/Aj2ql2cqIV
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Twitter mentions that iOS users will see upvotes and downvotes in different styles and the company is testing the feature to “understand the types of replies you find relevant in a convo, so we can work on ways to show more of them.” This new feature is still in the testing phase and is not available for all the users.
Revealing about the feature, the company tweeted, “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.”
Twitter has not made it clear as to when the feature will be rolled out and if it will be a temporary or permanent feature. Twitter also says that presently this feature will not impact the order of tweets.
Last week, Twitter introduced the ability to add captions in voice tweets. The feature enables users to record a snippet of audio which can be included in a tweet. The feature is presently available only on iOS and it supports English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean and Italian languages.