How about having a “dislike button” or a downvote system on Twitter? Well, Twitter is considering adding a dislike button to give users an option of either to like or dislike a comment/post.
In the ongoing presidential elections in the United States of America, Twitter has been key in labeling tweets that didn’t seem factual, especially those coming from President Donald Trump.
Adding a dislike button will be part of a larger effort by Twitter to make it a place amenable to more nuanced conversations. It is however too early to pin this on Twitter on when it shall be actualized for the company often explores many features that never come to life.
Recently, Twitter changed the retweet button where, before retweeting, one is given an option to either retweet or quote the tweet with a comment. Many users seem not to have liked the new feature and have been begging Twitter to revert to an old one.
You may have also noticed that Twitter asks you to read a story before retweeting it. This feature was introduced to curb the spread of misinformation and to have users retweet something they have knowledge of.
At the same time, Twitter has rolled out FLEETS, a new feature that allows tweets to disappear after 24 hours. Twitter says it will roll out the new feature to everyone on its platform soon. Not sure whether this feature will have many fans though.
Something that Twitter users have been asking, praying, and begging for years is an EDIT button. Twitter has always been reluctant to roll out the EDIT button. They have never given reasons why but there must be a big reason behind it.