Twitter is testing a feature where users can give a tweet a thumbs up or down, the company reports.
The new capability is being tested among a select group of iOS users.
Twitter writes that some people see a thumbs up, while others can choose between an up arrow and a down arrow.
This allows them to indicate whether they like a tweet or not.
It's not clear if Twitter has plans to roll out the feature to everyone.
It is also unknown what effect it will have on users' timeline.
At this point, the votes don't change the order in which users see tweets.
Also, the thumbs are not yet viewable by the writer of the tweet.
"We're testing this feature to understand the types of comments people find relevant during a conversation, so we can work on ways to show more of them," Twitter said.
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.
AuthorTwitterSupportMoment of places18: 52 - July 21, 2021