TikTok introduces a new feature that allows users to dislike comments on videos. The new feature includes a Dislike button that allows users to mark comments as irrelevant or inappropriate.
Social media platform TikTok has new ideas when it comes to topics like friendliness and safety. The video service explains this in a recent blog post.
According to the post, new updates are designed to help users stay in control of their interactions on the portal. In addition, the new features are intended to promote friendliness on TikTok.
TikTok feature aims to flag inappropriate comments
“We have begun testing a way for individuals to flag comments they find irrelevant or inappropriate,” the blog says.
However, the flagged comments can only be seen by those who have found the same to be irrelevant or inappropriate. This, it says, is to avoid making community members feel uncomfortable or demoralizing affected creators.
A new reminder tool will help users find and use the new visibility tools. These should show creators the options for filtering comments. It should also make it easier to block and delete posts.
New feature should complement TikTok’s security catalog
The new feature is not the first measure TikToks has taken to ensure the safety of the community. For example, members can filter all comments for manual review.
Also, users can assign selected keywords to check comments. This was recently criticized because a group of German journalists found out that TikTok allows censorship through word filters.
In addition, TikTok has an age restriction in the comment function. In addition, the company removes content that violates TikTok’s policies.
TikTok has deleted more than 85 million videos
In its quarterly Community Guidelines Enforcement Report, the video portal reports on the amount of content removed during the quarter and also provides insights into the reasons.
According to the report, the company deleted more than 85 million videos between October and December 2021.
“With our work to proactively remove abusive and hateful content or behavior that violates our community guidelines, we continue to explore new ways to help our community have more control over comments,” writes TikTok’s head of trust and safety Cormac Keenan.
The new TikTok feature will be tested in the coming weeks. Afterwards, TikTok plans to make the results of the tests available.