Facebook DISLIKE Button Coming Soon?

After years of speculation and member requests, it looks like you’ll finally have the option to DISLIKE those undesirable or sad posts on your facebook page.¬†Facebook is finally working on a Facebook Dislike button, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said. But it’s probably not exactly what you think.

Zuckerberg said the feature will be coming soon during a town hall meeting on Tuesday at the company’s California headquarters. However, he also said it wouldn’t be a way for users to “downvote” posts and instead would let users express other emotions besides the inferred positivity of the LIKE button.

Facebook Getting More Emotion Friendly With “DISLIKE” Option


“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,” Zuckerberg said, according to a CNBC report.


Zuckerberg added that the company has held off on a Dislike button to avoid becoming a Reddit-style system that encouraged upvoting and downvoting, according to reports.¬†Regardless of its intent, a Dislike button used across the board on Facebook would have a dramatic effect on the service, so in all likelihood, “disliking” something will be one of many alternatives, and users will probably have a say over which ones will happen.