Microblogging service Twitter is testing a new “author liked” tag that will be displayed when a thread’s author “likes” one of the comments. The resource drew attention to a new feature in the next update of the Twitter application for Android TechCrunch.
A spokesperson for the social network confirmed to the publication that the company is testing different tagging tweets to help users understand what content is being viewed. However, a Twitter spokesman declined to comment further. At the moment, the new feature works very simply: if the creator of a thread “likes” one of the comments, a corresponding icon appears under this comment, which is visible to both the author of the comment and the rest of the discussion participants. The geography of testing the new feature isn’t officially specified either, though reports that they’ve been noticed in the application come from several countries.
It’s worth noting that Twitter’s tagging is similar to the author’s TikTok Like icon, which appears when a comment from the video creator is liked. On the one hand, the innovation can overload messages on Twitter with proprietary information. On the other hand, community members can be happy about such a tag if a celebrity “likes” it. The feature can also be useful when the author of a long thread wants to highlight some comments without replying to them. However, the new feature probably won’t be available to everyone in the near future.