Social media behemoth Facebook is finally set to introduce something users of the site have been asking for for years – a ‘dislike’ button.
At the moment, people can click ‘like’ to show their support for a post or message from another user or page, but that’s it. The new option will allow people to show their lack of support or that they dislike the general message. So you can show empathy with the person posting. Say, your friend’s cat goes missing, a ‘like’ seems inappropriate, doesn’t it? That’s where the new ‘dislike’ button will come in.
The news was unveiled yesterday during a a Q+A session held at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Big boss Mark Zuckerberg said this:
“People have asked about the dislike button for many years. 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.”
We’re excited about the news. We just hope you guys don’t hit the new button too much on our social media posts…!