Do you remember the last time you saw a heartbreaking news on Facebook? You didn’t really know how to express your compassion. Of course you couldn’t really press the like button and wrote on the comment box instead. After years of requests, Facebook has finally decided to roll out the ‘dislike’ button.
If all goes as anticipated this new button will help its users to express something beyond a ‘like.’ At a recent event at Menlo Park, California, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, Facebook agreed that ‘like’ is not really suitable for all the posts.
“People have asked about the disklike button for many years. And today is a special day because we’re actually going to say that we are working on it and we are very close to shipping a test to it. It took us a while to get here. We didn’t want to just build a dislike button, we don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up and down on people’s posts, that’s not the kind of community we want to create,” said Zuckerberg.
“Over the years, we’ve come to realise that people are not always looking for an ability to down-vote posts. What they really want is for people to express empathy. Not everyone moment is a good moment. Whether you’re sharing something that is sad in current events like the refugee crisis or a family member passed away, then it may not feel comfortable to like that post,” he added.
The man behind Facebook further revealed that the concerned team has been working on it for quite some time now. “We’re going to be ready to test this soon and hopefully will roll it out soon,” he confirmed.