“Dislike button” is coming soon to your Facebook profile!
Yesterday, during a public Q & A session facebook founder Zuckerberg said,
- People have asked about the ‘Dislike’ button for many years … 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
Zuckerberg said that the social network didn’t immediately design way because it didn’t want it to become a Reddit-style system of upvoting and downvoting.
“That isn’t what we’re here to build in the world,” Zuckerberg said.
But, Facebook and Zuckerberg have realized that people aren’t looking to downvote each other, but to have an option to express feelings other than “liking.”
Zuckerberg cited moments like the news about the recent refugee crisis or even posts about family members who have died. Users don’t want to “like” those items, but right now, have no other option.
“What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment,” Zuckerberg said.
Facebook has been working on it for awhile, and it hopes to launch it soon, he added.