Facebook working on implementing a Dislike feature

One of the things that Facebook has been lacking, and which has provided much discussion, is a “dislike” feature to complement its “like” feature.

The company’s co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg revealed today that Facebook are working on implementing the feature.

“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,” he said.

Zuckerberg said the company has been working on the feature—which would allow users to express emotions other than “like”—for some time because “we don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts.”

“That doesn’t seem like the kind of community that we want to create: 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,” he said.

This is not the first time that the Facebook chief has talked about introducing a Dislike button. Back in December last year, the CEO stated that Facebook were thinking about introducing a Dislike button.

“Some people have asked for a dislike button because they want to say, “That thing isn’t good.” And that’s not something that we think is good for the world. So we’re not going to build that.”

Zuckerberg did not offer a specific time table for when or how the “dislike” button would be tested on Facebook.

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