'Dislike' button coming to Facebook
Facebook is finally working on a Dislike button, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said. But it’s probably not exactly what you think. Zuckerberg said the feature will be coming soon.
In a Q+A session held at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, the 31-year-old said the button would be a way for people to express empathy. “Probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day where I actually get to say we are working on it and are very close to shipping a test of it,” Zuckerberg said.
“We’ve been working on this for a while, actually. It’s surprisingly complicated to make,”
Zuckerberg added. “It took us a while to get here because we don’t want to turn Face book into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts. That doesn’t seem like the kind of community that we want to create.”
He said he understood that it was awkward to click “like” on a post about events such as a death in the family or the current refugee crisis and that there should be a better way for users to “express that they understand and that they relate to you.”
“But we have an idea that we think we’re getting ready to test soon, and depending on how that goes, we’ll roll it out more broadly.”