We’re not exactly sure what took so long, but Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that Facebook will soon have a “dislike” button. The news was disclosed today during a Q&A at the company’s headquarters, as Zuckerberg noted, “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 went on to say that they have avoided such an interactive option for many years because he didn’t want the platform to be like the Reddit-style of upvoting and downvoting. He did however mention that not all posts of course highlight good news — i.e., the passing of a loved one or a third world crisis — so individuals should have the opportunity to express opposite emotions.
While no exact launch date for a “dislike” button was disclosed, Zuckerberg said that the option has been worked on for a while now and that it should be ready soon.
This follows Facebook’s recent introduction of their Siri-like assistant.
- Source: Business Insider