Facebook to create a dislike button
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that a dislike button will be soon in the works for the popular social media website. He made this announcement during the company’s Q&A session which took place on Tuesday, September 15th.
According to yahoo.com, he said the use of a “dislike” button would be used primarily for sad posts — deaths, crises, and other negative everyday life situations faced by the website’s users.
“What they really want is the ability to express empathy,” Zuckerberg said Tuesday of creating the functionality. “Not every moment is a good moment.”
Zuckerberg has also said that the dislike button has been in the development stages for a while now. At first the company didn’t want to create the button because it would stir up negative reactions from users.
Zuckerberg said that it was not easy creating the button, but Facebook has come up with a strategy that it will soon begin testing.
The new button won’t simply be called “dislike” though. Instead, according to The Evening Sun, Facebook will unleash a “sympathize” button or even a series of buttons that are meant to convey support to others status messages.
Facebook did not have a statement to share in regards to Zuckerberg’s comments about the future dislike button that will be soon be accessible on every Facebook user’s page.
Zuckerberg, who has been named the most powerful man in business as well as in the media by Vanity Fair magazine, has been holding meetings on a daily basis. He says it gives him the opportunity to update Facebook on its current programs, services, etc.
Mr. Zuckerberg is set to have another town hall meeting with a guest—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later on this month. Facebook will livestream the interview on both Zuckerberg’s page, in addition to Modi’s page as well.
The dislike button is a great concept because people have been wanting this for years and plus they will be able to express sympathy to others who are either having a bad day, lost a loved one or is going through a bad crisis. Besides, the current like feature on Facebook is only appropriate if a person like’s someone’s status, post, link, picture, etc.