During a Q&A session at Facebook HQ, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the company is planning to publicly test a dislike button.
The CEO acknowledged that people have wanted a dislike button for many years, and for the first time gave specific indication the company is working to offer a solution.
It was also clear that the button is on the promotion of downvotes negativity can often Reddit. Instead, it is “express empathy.”
Advocates dislike button have long argued that the Like button that is not appropriate for certain issues – sad news about the refugee crisis, for example – and a wider range of reactions could help people to more accurately express your emotions without typing a full commentary.
It is quite possible that the company is working on a wide range of reactions, so that messages are not limited to simple likes and dislikes.
That said, Zuckerberg said part of the reason why it has taken so long to launch new response options – Facebook has apparently been working on it for quite some time – is that he wants to keep simple interactions.
The CEO expects the new feature to begin public testing soon, and will extend it to everyone if people end up hugging.