TikTok Thumbs Down Icon – What Does It Mean?

If you are among the TikTok users seeing a Thumbs Down Icon in the comment section, you are not alone. A majority of TikTok users are not really happy with the dislike button that TikTok has added recently. Here is what this update is all about and why are the users not really happy about it.

TikTok keeps rolling out new updates and features to cope with the user experience. Not just TikTok, but all other social media platforms are constantly thriving to give their users the best value by coming up with new updates and features.

From live streams to story features, reels and other latest features, social media handles have evolved ever since their launch.

The most common feature that all social media platforms have in common is the like button. But Dislike Button is not available on any of the social media platforms except on YouTube. On YouTube also, the count of dislikes is kept private to help save the content creators from planned spam.

Nonetheless, TikTok is now in hot waters after it has come up with the Thumbs Down Icon on the platform. Users do not seem happy about it at all. Below we have provided all the details about what this icon is used for and why has TikTok come up with such an idea.

TikTok Dislike Button Comes As Thumbs Down Icon

Image Of TikTok Dislike Button Comes As Thumbs Down Icon

A few months ago, TikTok talked about testing some new features and the dislike button seems to be one of these features they were talking about.

Being the most used social media platform; TikTok keeps looking for ways to improve its functionality of the platform. However, it doesn’t always go right.

After spotting a dislike icon in the comment section of TikTok videos, users have come up on Twitter to talk about it. Users seem shocked to have this feature on their handles without getting prior notice.

Some users are happy that they can now genuinely interact with the content they don’t like while others have found this feature useless one.

If you are someone who hasn’t got this feature yet, don’t worry, you are not alone in it. This feature is in its first phase of testing. It is available for a few users in some specific regions only.

Based on how users find this feature and interact with it, the feature may be rolled for all the users or it may simply be taken aback.

The New Dislike Button On TikTok

Image Of The New Dislike Button On TikTok

Talking about the reason behind adding this feature, TikTok says that, the dislike button aims at creating authentic engagement in the comment section. The only thing that is different from the dislike button on YouTube is, the dislike will only be visible to the person who has put it.

TikTok said, “To avoid creating ill-feeling between community members or demoralizing creators, only the person who registered a dislike on a comment will be able to see that they have done so.”

Though the intent of TikTok behind this feature is good, users are not really happy about it. They have found it a useless feature. Some have argued that what is the point of adding such a button if the only person viewing the dislike is the one who put it?

Nonetheless, TikTok users are going to witness some more features in the future as the app is currently working on a couple of more features.

You may also want to read about TikTok Who Favorited Video Feature

The Bottom Line

This was all about the TikTok Dislike icon and the reaction of users towards it. What’s your opinion about this new feature? Let us know in the comment box below.

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