TikTok announced today that it will test a feature that lets users flag unsavory comments on videos. The blog post explained that the feature will allow individuals to flag comments they find irrelevant or inappropriate without the dislike being visible to other users.
TikTok Dislike Button
When a user dislikes a comment, the dislike won’t be public and the commenter will not be notified. Other commenters will not be able to see how many times a certain comment has been disliked.
The people at the platform have been considering a dislike button for some time now. Matt Navarra made the first public mention of it this year.
Commenting on this update, TikTok said that:
This community feedback will add to the range of factors we already use to help keep the comment section consistently relevant and a place for genuine engagement.
TikTok will not be the first platform to have such a feature. Variations of the dislike button are available on several other social platforms, for example YouTube offers a thumbs down button for comments, but the dislike count is private.
Reddit offers a similar downvote button for comments, and the total tallies for upvotes and downvotes are public. In addition, Twitter has also been testing a private downvote button for replies to tweets.