‘Dislike’ Button Coming To Facebook

Zuckerberg said he’d never do it because he didn’t want to promote negativity or something, but he’s allowing Facebook to start using a ‘dislike’ button.

This decision comes after users kept annoying the piss out of him to make a dislike button to the point where he agreed to test it out. Seriously, so many people asked for it that Facebook pretty much had no choice but to give it the old college try. Zuckerberg said that he and the company realize there are a host of issues, like the Syrian refugee crisis, where using the ‘like’ button just doesn’t seem the right option for users to emote.

“Not every moment is a good moment,” he said, “and if you are sharing something that is sad, whether it’s something in current events, like the refugees crisis that touches you or if a family member passed away, then it may not feel comfortable to like that post.” 

There’s no word on whether or not the button will actually say ‘dislike’ but there will be a way to express negativity and Zuckerberg also said “It’s important to give people more options than just like.” 

[The New York Times]

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