Twitter is working on a new upvote and backlash feature for tweets. This new reaction function 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 in ios.
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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 responses you find relevant in a conversation, so we can work on ways to show more.” This new feature is still in the testing phase and is not available to all users.
Revealing about the feature, the company tweeted: “Some of you on iOS may see different options to vote up or down on responses. We are testing this to understand the types of responses that you find relevant in a conversation, so that we can work on ways to show more of them. Your downvotes are not public, while your upvotes will show as likes. ”
Twitter hasn’t made it clear when the feature will be rolled out and whether it will be a temporary or permanent feature. Twitter also says that currently this feature will not affect the order of tweets.
Last week, Twitter introduced the ability to add captions to voice tweets. The feature allows users to record a piece of audio that can be included in a tweet. The feature is currently only available on iOS and supports English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean, and Italian.