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Facebook has released a ‘Dislike’ button after years of requests, however, it’s not on the news feed but on the Messenger app.

Many people may have been hoping for the social media giant to introduce the new feature cross-platform as opposed to a single sphere. However, it’s likely that Messenger is currently serving as a testing ground. In the past, Facebook introduced ‘Reactions,’ which allowed users to respond to posts with a range of different emotions. So far, the “Love” reaction has proved the most popular, having been sent over 300 billion times.

Confirming the feature to TechCrunch, Facebook said: “We’re always testing ways to make Messenger more fun and engaging. This is a small test where we enable people to share an emoji that best represents their feelings on a message.”

Do you like or dislike the idea of such a feature? Let us know in the comments.

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