Some iOS users can see the “downvote” button with tweet replies which is currently in the testing period, confirmed by Twitter Support with a tweet.
Twitter clearly said that “Some” iOS users, meaning the feature is currently only limited to a few iOS users. The downvotes are not available to be visible publicly. It is only available to be visible to the person who is viewing tweets, not even for the author of a tweet.
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.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 21, 2021
Your downvotes aren’t public, while your upvotes will be shown as likes. pic.twitter.com/hrBfrKQdcY
The new downvote option will allow users to a tweet to be downvoted. Twitter said that it is an internal tool that is designed to help Twitter to know what people think about the conversation.
As of now, it is completely unclear that when Twitter released the new feature for everyone in the future. But right now, it is only limited to the selected number of iOS users.
Here are the keynotes shared by Twitter about this experiment:
- This is only a test for research right now.
- This is not a dislike button.
- Your downvotes are visible to you only.
- Votes won’t change the order of replies.