Twitter launched several new features on its platform this year and now the company is preparing to roll out the reaction feature for Apple iphone users. According to a report on 9to5Mac, reverse engineer Nima Owji was able to find references to the feature in Twitter code, hinting at an imminent launch.
The microblogging platform started testing Reaction’s functionality a few months ago. The functionality is quite similar to the reactions on Facebook. Users will be able to choose from four different reactions – Tears of Joy, Pensive Face, Applause, and Crying Face. This feature will help users better show how the tweet made them feel. The engineer also shared a screenshot showing what the feature will look like.
Apart from that, Nima also revealed that the company can now store data on the negative vote feature, which indicates that the feature will be rolling out soon as well. The company started piloting the feature on iOS devices in July of this year. The feature allows you to vote for or against responses to tweets. âSome of you on iOS may see different options to vote up or down on responses. We’re testing this to understand the types of responses you find relevant in a conversation, so we can work on ways to display more of them. Your negative votes are not public, while your positive votes will be displayed as likes. Twitter said after the pilot was deployed.
The company also mentioned that the negative vote button is not a dislike button and the number of votes will not change the order of responses. According to well-known tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong, the company is also working on a negative vote button for the web. The blogger even shared a screenshot showing the new button on the web.