Twitter has launched several new features on its platform this year and now, the company is reportedly gearing up 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’s code, hinting at an imminent launch.
The micro blogging platform started to test the Reaction features a few months ago. The feature is quite similar to the reactions on Facebook. Users will be able to choose from four different reactions – Tears of joy, thinking face, clapping hands and crying face. This feature will help users to show how the tweet made them feel in a better way. The engineer has also shared a screenshot showing how the feature will look like.
Apart from this, Nima has also revealed that the company can now store data about the downvotes feature, which indicates that the feature will also be rolled out soon. The company began the pilot of the feature on iOS devices in July this year. The feature allows you to upvote or downvote tweet replies. “Some of you on iOS may see different options to up or down vote on replies. We’re testing this to understand the types of replies you find relevant in a convo, so we can work on ways to show more of them. Your downvotes aren’t public, while your upvotes will be shown as likes.” said Twitter after rolling out the pilot.
The company also further mentioned that the downvote button isn’t a dislike button and the number of votes won’t change the order of replies. As per known tech blogger, Jane Manchun Wong, the company is working on a downvote button for the web as well. The blogger even shared a screenshot showing the new button on the web.