TikTok is rolling out a new feature that allows users to downvote comments

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TikTok has announced that a new feature is coming to the platform which it has been testing since earlier this year. Rolling out globally starting today, users can now downvote comments on the app. 

Announced via its official Twitter account, TikTok clarified that a downvote button will appear next to likes on individual comments under videos. Based on the screenshots shared by TikTok, the downvote button looks like a thumbs-down icon. Furthermore, users can also undo their downvotes by clicking on the icon again. 

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In terms of implementation, it seems that TikTok is taking a page out of YouTube by not making the number of downvotes being visible publicly. Hence, it may just function as a back-end tool by TikTok to moderate the comments section. 

TikTok didn’t elaborate on how it will use this new feature, instead only saying that it is “a new way to hear feedback directly” from the community. Moreover, this downvote feature will not be replacing the report comments for violating TikTok rules option on the platform, but instead a new separate feature. 

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