Mark Zuckerberg said the company has been working on the ‘Dislike’ feature which would allow users to express emotions. Photo: Wired
Facebook is working on a ‘dislike’ button for its posts.
The company’s co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg revealed the ongoing tests during a question and answer session on Tuesday, September 15.
‘People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years, and probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it,’ he said.
The ‘dislike’ button has been a subject of much discussion over the years.
The CEO said the company has been working on the feature – which would allow users to express emotions other than ‘like’ – for some time because ‘we don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts.’
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‘That doesn’t seem like the kind of community that we want to create: You don’t want to go through the process of sharing some moment that was important to you in your day and have someone ‘downvote’ it,’ he said, using the lingo of popular online forum Reddit.
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