Published On: Wed, Sep 16th, 2015

Facebook Is Working On A ‘Dislike’ Button

Mark Zuckerberg says the new button will allow users to "express empathy" with their friends.

facebook-thumbs-up-like-inverted-to-thumb-down-dislike-1-736x414

“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, ” Mark Zuckerberg said During a question-and-answer session at the headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

The social network said some 4.5 billion ‘likes’ were generated daily as of May 2013,

Facebook has resisted creating a ‘thumb down’ button, to avoid negativity. While Facebook users have pointed out the ‘like’’ button is not suitable for bad news.

“If you are sharing something that is sad, ” he said, “then it may not feel comfortable to ‘like’ that post.”

According to the 31 years old founder, a ‘dislike’ button was “surprisingly complicated” to develop, because “We don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts, ” he said.

 

 

Read more about: , , , ,

Wordpress site Developed by Fixing WordPress Problems