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TikTok adds the dislike button

TikTok adds the dislike button
New functionality of the “I don’t like” button will be a content moderation tool on the social network. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

The video social network TikTok announced through his official account in Twitter the launch of a new functionality aimed at users: a dislike button which is already available.

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This function, which began its testing stage in April of this year, is not available to qualify the publications but for people to rate with a button that a specific comment on a video didn’t please them.

However, if the new button is clicked on the social network, this will not be public and the profile that commented will not be notified that their comment was tagged as unpleasant for other users. In addition, a figure that indicates how many times a text was qualified with the “I don’t like” button will not be visible.

If people want it, “dislikes” they can be removed by clicking the button again in the comments section.

It is important to clarify that the information is only for Tiktok and is not visible to any user.

Dislike button on TikTok (TikTok)
Dislike button on TikTok (TikTok)

What is the “Dislike” button for?

According to the official publication of TikTokthis button is intended so that people can have a way to dial a comment as irrelevant or inappropriate. In this way “we have created a way to receive feedback directly from our community.”

In addition, the social network indicated that this functionality allows users to better identify content that is not pleasant for users, which will later mean having a section of contents much healthier and “authentic”.

On the other hand, this function will be a means by which a more appropriate moderation work can be carried out and with which content or messages that may be violent, that generate harassment, or that are harmful to the community in general, can be identified. such as spam or hate speech.

A proper function for books

In addition to launching the new “dislike” button feature globally, TikTok also announced that the launch of a new characteristic oriented to book consumption and reading habits: BookTok.

TikTok announced the launch of a new functionality called BookTok

This function within platform will allow content creators to publish videos that contain links on the books they are reading so that other people can find it and learn more about it.

BookTok initially emerged within the social app as a hashtagsbut its large community led TikTok to decide, in collaboration with the publisher Penguin Random House, to develop this feature.

In order to access this TikTok new feature As a creator or creator of content, users must:

– Record a video about a particular book.

– Before publishing it, you must click on the option add linklocated at the bottom of the screen on the app.

– Within the pop-up window, you will find the option Bookswhich will allow you to add the link to a particular Penguin Random House book within the video.

– Once published, people who interact with the video will be able to find more information about the book by clicking on the link.

While this is a feature that is currently only available in the United States and the United Kingdom, TikTok has not ruled out the possibility that it could reach users in Latin America in a future update to its service.


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