Your social media “haters” will be able to tell you how they really feel about your Facebook updates with the click of a button soon. No longer will users be limited to only “liking” and commenting on status updates, pictures and notes; the future includes a Facebook where you can actually “dislike” a certain post or picture you didn’t like — without breaking a sweat.
Said Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg: “People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years, and probably hundreds of people have asked about this.”
“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 announced in a press statement on Tuesday.
Zuckerberg earlier said that Facebook’s dislike button won’t be similar to Reddit’s upvote and downvote method which encourages competition rather than letting the neutral flow.
“We need to figure out the right way to do it so it ends up being a force for good, not a force for bad,” he disclosed in a town hall meeting in December last year. “Everyone feels like they can just push the Like button, and that’s an important way to sympathize or empathize with someone, but there are times when you may want the simplicity of a one-click response but a “like” doesn’t feel appropriate.”