Dislike button on Twitter goes global
There are a lot of things Twitter users would like to see implemented on the platform, not the least of which is the ability to edit tweets. Since that’s extremely unlikely to happen, they’ll have to settle for the next best thing – a dislike button.
Except Twitter doesn’t want you to call it that. And it doesn’t work the way you probably would have hoped. So…prepare to be disappointed and disappointed by the downvote option that is now available worldwide.
Twitter’s downvote feature isn’t entirely new. Around the middle of last year, the company started experimenting with this option, and now it’s rolling out globally. But the Downvote button shouldn’t be seen as simply the opposite of the Like option – and that’s why it’s called Downvote rather than Dislike.
First, unlike Likes, downvotes are not public. Second, data collected from people using the button is used by Twitter to gauge the type of content people want to see.
In a thread, the company announced not only the global rollout of the feature, but also the results of the experiments conducted so far:
As Twitter points out in its announcement, for now, the downvoting feature is making its way to users around the world on the web, Android, and iOS. No specific timeline has been revealed, so if you don’t see the option yet, just wait a little longer.