Facebook to introduce 'dislike' button
Sept.16, New York: Facebook has announced it will soon add a ‘dislike’ button to its social network which will allow users to express empathy, its founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said.
Speaking in a Q+A session held at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, Zuckerberg said that the button was very close to having it ready for user testing.
A "dislike" button has been constantly requested by some users since the introduction of the now-iconic "like" button in 2009.
Zuckerberg, 31, informed that, "People have asked about the 'dislike' button for many years." However, he said the company had veered away from making a "dislike" button, which could be used to vote down other people's posts.
Instead, it will be for times when clicking "like" on "sad" posts felt insensitive.
The company's now-iconic "like" button was introduced in 2009.
The Oslo Times