In an effort to give creators more control over comments made on their content, TikTok is testing a dislike button on the platform.
The move is part of a larger commitment to “support the safety of our community and to foster kindness on TikTok,” says Cormac Keenan, Head of Trust and Safety at TikTok, in a news release.
While the platform is trying to remove abusive and hateful content, they’re also passing more control within the comment sections over to users. Users with access to the new feature can dislike comments they find irrelevant or inappropriate.
“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,” Keenan says.
Users should still report comments that violate the conditions of the platform.
TikTok isn’t the first platform to start rolling out a dislike feature. Last month, Twitter started testing dislikes, which they are calling “downvotes,” globally. Like TikTok’s dislike feature, downvotes on Twitter aren’t public.