TikTok, a Chinese short-form video app, has announced that it will make its comment dislike button available to all users worldwide. To aid users in identifying remarks they feel are unnecessary or improper, TikTok started testing the tool back in April.
“We’re releasing it internationally following some testing. People can edit their comments at any time by tapping again, and the overall amount of dislikes for a comment will not be displayed, the business stated in a statement.
With this technology, TikTok claims that improving the user experience is its top goal. “This helps us cultivate a comment section for true and authentic discussions, since we are better able to spot unnecessary or inappropriate comments,” it added.
Along with the opportunity to report a comment for breaking community guidelines, the dislike button will also be available.
The business stated that users should utilise the usual procedure for reporting remarks for harassment and not use the dislike button as a means of doing so.
Matt Navarra, a social media expert, discovered the TikTok hate button earlier this year. Additionally, Twitter has been experimenting with a private downvote option for tweet replies.
(source : IANS)