- Posted by Omar 15 Sep
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We’ve all been there. The dilemma of reading a Facebook post in which the ‘like’ button is far from appropriate. Perhaps someone is having a bad day, lost a job, or has a family crisis. What’s your move, hit the like button to show support? Leave a comment? Well, Mark Zuckerberg just announce that the Facebook dislike button is coming soon for just these moments and statuses.
At first, we may think of the dislike button to be engineered to show negativity or to down-vote comments or statuses, but it’s going to be geared more towards being able to show empathy. As Zuckerberg states, “what [Facebook users] really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment.”
At the Q&A at the Facebook headquarters, Zuckerberg says, “I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it.” Mark acknowledged that people have been asking for the dislike button for years, and it’s finally in development stages.
There is no official release date, but what we do know is that it will be available soon.