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Twitter is testing a ‘Liked by author’ label for tweets: report

Microblogging website Twitter is reportedly testing a new ‘Liked by author’ label that appears when the tweeter likes a reply on the Twitter feed. The tag was recently spotted by a TechCrunch reporter in the Twitter Android app.

Additionally, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed that the company is testing different labels to help give individuals context regarding the tweets they see. However, more information was not provided on the specific label, Techcrunch reported.

From what can be seen in the screenshot shared by TechCrunch, it seems that once the author of a tweet likes a reply, it is marked with a badge with an emoji in heart shape, visible to the person who left the reply and to all other viewers. The tag resembles TikTok’s “Like by Creator” badge that similarly appears when a video’s creator likes a comment, the report mentions.

It is unconfirmed if the label is tested globally. However, reports from users spotting the label in multiple countries have been received, according to Techcrunch. The label is still in the testing phase and therefore it is unclear if Twitter plans to officially roll it out to all users.

The new “Like by author” label can be useful in cases where a tweet has received many replies and the original creator wants to highlight, encourage, or compliment a few replies without having to respond to them directly. However, the tag can be annoying for some users as it can serve as a distraction and add more to already cluttered tweets.

(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)

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