On Wednesday, Tik-Tok confirmed that it’s testing a feature that allows users to dislike individual comments on videos.
In a blog post on safety and community guidelines enforcement, TikTok wrote individuals can flag comments they find “irrelevant or inappropriate” without the dislike being visible to others. “This community feedback will add to the range of factors we already use to help keep the comment section consistently relevant and a place for genuine engagement,” TikTok says.
Some users spotted different versions of the option earlier this year, and users already can dislike videos to signal to the app that they aren’t interested in the content. The comment dislike button appears to be available in addition to the option to report a comment for community guideline violations.
Meanwhile, TikTok has also said it’s experimenting with sending reminders about features like comment filtering and bulk block and delete to creators who receive a high volume of negative comments. Decisions about whether to roll out the feature in full will be made in the coming weeks, according to TikTok.