You’ll soon be able to ‘dislike’ posts on Facebook

In an interview yesterday, Facebook CEO, Mark Zukerberg has confirmed that the social media platform is set to launch a ‘dislike’ button. This comes after endless requests from users. It’s also interesting to learn that Facebook initially rejected the possibility of making this feature a reality.


In his words:

“People have asked about the ‘Dislike’ button for many years … 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,”

Mark Zukerberg further explains that the feature is more of a tool for expressing empathy, instead of clicking like when a post is socially inappropriate. A good scenario is clicking ‘likes’ when someone announces the death of a loved one or family.

“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.”


Etoniru Chibueze

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4 thoughts on “You’ll soon be able to ‘dislike’ posts on Facebook

  • September 16, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Not a bad idea,at least some MORON will think twice before posting cr@p on their Facebook page..

  • September 16, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Lol, some people get plenty likes even with posting crap on their pages…

  • September 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    What a waste! They could have at least had some kind of empathy option rather than a “Dislike” button. It’s disturbing when you read of a tragedy and the only option is to “Like”. “Dislike” would be totally useless in such a scenario.

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