Twitter is testing upvote and downvote buttons to help it understand the kind of replies users find relevant to a conversation and to "work on ways to show more of them." The "small research experiment" is being conducted on iOS, and downvotes will not be made public.
- Random iOS users will get the feature but may see different versions of it.
- Some will see both upvote and downvote buttons, while others might see just the downvote button next to Twitter's standard "Heart" button.
- A third version will show users thumbs up and down buttons.
- Twitter's "small research experiment" has drawn comparisons to Reddit.
- Last year, chief product officer Kayvon Beykpour confirmed that Twitter was exploring adding a dislike button.