The company said on Friday that it was adding a dislike button to all users. The dislike button is being tested by the short-form video app as a way for users to identify comments they don't like.
If you click the dislike button on a comment, it won't be public and commenters won't be notified that their comment has been liked. Users won't be able to see how many times a comment has been disliked. You can return your dislike by pressing the button again.
New feature incoming. Earlier this year, we started to test a new way people could identify comments they believe to be irrelevant or inappropriate. After some testing, we're releasing it globally. Read on for 3 fast facts
— TikTokComms (@TikTokComms) September 23, 2022
TikTok said that they started to test a new way for people to identify comments they don't think are relevant. We are releasing it around the world after some testing. It is a new way to receive feedback from our community. The ability to better identify irrelevant or inappropriate comments allows us to better foster a comment section for genuine and authentic interactions.
TikTok is focused on creating a better experience for users. The dislike button is a way for TikTok to flag comments that may not make sense in the context of the video they are posted under. The dislike button isn't seen as a way to report comments, and users should still use the standard process.
The dislike button has been developed by TikTok for quite some time now.
Several other digital platforms have variations of a dislike button. The dislike count is private when it comes to the thumbs down button on the website. The total tally for upvotes and downvotes is public on the other side of the coin. The private downvote button is being tested by the social network.
TikTok is testing a private dislike button for comments