Facebook has been noticed testing the flexibility for customers to upvote and downvote feedback.
This check seems to be restricted to the Android app, which is frequent when exams like these are noticed within the wild.
Joe Youngblood shared an instance on Twitter:
Just noticed Facebook upvote /downvote arrows for feedback. Inside Android app. pic.twitter.com/8M8nd4zf3v
— Joe Youngblood (@YoungbloodJoe) April 18, 2019
Facebook is taking a web page out of Reddit’s playbook, who lets its group reasonable itself to a sure extent with upvote and downvote buttons.
That’s the intention behind Facebook’s upvotes and downvotes as properly, in keeping with the message that seems on the high:
“Support comments that are thoughtful and demote ones that are uncivil or irrelevant.”
What puzzles me about this screenshot is that the remark with zero upvotes is positioned above the remark with two upvotes.
On different platforms, a remark with probably the most upvotes is despatched to the highest, because it’s a sign that customers suppose the remark is beneficial to the dialog.
Conversely, downvoted feedback are despatched to the underside. But that’s not what’s occurring on this occasion.
Then once more, it’s only a check at this level, so perhaps Facebook is nonetheless engaged on that performance.
This is definitely a extra diplomatic resolution to moderating feedback, versus outright deleting them. Although I’ll hazard a guess that Facebook will nonetheless let pages delete feedback if they want.
Upvote and downvote buttons may assist pages that get so many feedback they don’t have time to learn each. Users can do the work for them by demoting “uncivil or irrelevant” feedback.
This function has the potential to drastically enhance the standard of pages’ remark sections. Time will inform if it finally ends up rolling out publicly.