Some iOS Twitter users will see top-to-bottom votes on comments as part of the search "to understand the types of responses you find relevant ", the social network says.
The buttons vote will be thumbs or arrows according to a graph shared by Twitter.
Twitter has stated that negative votes will not be visible to other users and will not change the order of responses.
Commentators have pulled the allels off with Reddit 's use of ascending and descending voting.
ITwitter's interest in methods allowing users to vote against or dislike was already followed last year by the product manager Kayvon Beyk for who tweeted it was something " we are exploring "for.
But in today 's announcement, the company made it clear that this was not a "dislike ". La Hfrance. en is not responsible for the content of external sites. See original tweet on Twitter
Reddit responded to the ad on its Twitter account with a gif that simply said " interesting ".
Upvotes and negatives are features of many sites, but users were unsure if this amimprove the quality of the interaction on Twitter.
A writer with irony observed in a popular tweet : " For my part, I'm happy that Twitter is introducing a dislike button as the only thing this platform doesn't have enough unnecessary negativity. "
Cody Elam, a user researcher on Twitter, tweeted that the change "gives people the power to privately express their opinion on the quality of responses without publicly shaming others while giving us more nuanced comments. "
Currently, twitter allows users to hide individual replies to their tweets so that other users need to clickon is 'they want to read them.