TikTok prepares dislike button, but it won’t work the way you think

Shortly after Twitter announced its dislike button, it appears TikTok has also decided to jump on the same bandwagon. This is confirmed by the social network itself, making it clear that it is currently a function in the testing phase.

Through a publication on its official blog, the company included the dislike button in its community guidelinessection detailing some of the ways TikTok enforces security policies on its platform.

At this time, the company has not explained how the “dislike” button will work in the app. However, some people have posted images in which they are already available. As we can see, this feature will not be used to rate the videos themselves; but the comments within them. Something quite similar to what Twitter did with the same button in its app.

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Of course, TikTok clarified that neither the authors of the comments, nor the rest of the users, will know the number of “likes” that have been distributed. In fact, in the screenshots uploaded to Twitter, we can see that the number of “likes” keeps appearingsomething that does not happen with the new function.