Twitter is testing a new ‘liked by author’ tag for tweets

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Twitter is testing a new “Author Liked” tag that appears when the creator of a Tweet likes your reply. A reporter from the TechCrunch team spotted a new shortcut in the Twitter app for Android. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the company is testing various labels to help people understand what kind of tweets they see, but said the social media giant has no more information on that particular label.

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From what we can tell so far, when a tweeter likes a reply, it is marked with an icon that is visible to both the person who left the reply and others viewing it. While it’s not confirmed if the label is being tested globally, we’re seeing reports of users in several countries noticing the label.

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It’s worth noting that the new label is similar to the TikTok “Creator Liked” badge that also appears when the creator of a video likes a comment.

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The new Twitter shortcut might be bothersome for some users, who see it as a distraction or an unnecessary addition to what might already be a crowded tweet. It can also seem a bit redundant when it is displayed next to an answer that only has one like. On the other hand, some users may find this a nice addition, especially if they want to show that their tweet was liked by a well-known user, such as a celebrity. In addition, the new tag can also be useful in cases where a tweet has received many replies and the original author wants to highlight some of them without directly replying to them.

Given that the label is still in its testing phase, it is unknown if Twitter plans to officially roll it out to all users.


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