Facebook is finally getting a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook is working on a ‘Dislike’ button, reports CNBC. CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the news himself during a public Q&A session on Tuesday. “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.”

“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,” confirmed Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg, who was speaking during a question and answer session in Menlo Park, California, on Tuesday, added that the social network has been working on the “dislike” button for some time. However, the button isn’t intended to be an alternative to Reddit’s “downvote.”

“We don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts,” Zuckerberg said. “You don’t want to go through the process of sharing some moment that was important to you in your day and have someone ‘downvote’ it.”

While some experts argue that Facebook is losing users from the most important demographic, teens, the social network has never been more popular. In August, the company announced that it had reached 1 billion users in a single day for the first time ever.

Zuckerberg insists it is “surprisingly complicated” to add a “dislike” button to the mix — which could be the reason why it’s taken so long to get here — but it’s thought the button will enter testing with a small group of Facebook users soon before a wider rollout.

So what do you think ? Would you like to see a dislike button in Facebook ?

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