Facebook is all set to introduce the "Dislike" button

Francis Osborne
March 7, 2017

Currently, the feature is in the testing phase with a group of testers.

The Facebook dislike button is one of the functions that people desperately wanted on the social network. Those who have access to the new Dislike emoji will see a thumbs-down option next to the thumbs-up emoji. However, it is not functional in the news feed but on the Facebook Messenger app.

If the test is successful, Messenger's dislike could roll out to all users. Users can also see a total count of reactions that message has.

The emojis in the messenger also appear as a selection when users drive a message.

On an iPhone or iPad you can double-tap the Home button to bring up your open apps, then swipe the Facebook app up off the top of the screen to close it. However, the company says it will have them rolled out once the tests become a success. Additionally, Facebook stated that it sees the thumbs-up/thumbs-down reactions as more of a yes/no indicator-not a like/dislike button, according to TechCrunch. Those reactions include "love", "haha", "sad", "angry", and "wow". However, more users are expected to get it over the next few weeks.

According to a report in TechCrunch, Facebook was testing out a "thumbs down" reaction in addition to the already available reactions. The feature is a "small test" which allows the user to send an emoticon that is the best representative of their opinion or reaction on the message.

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Unfortunately, this will not appear on your Facebook posts, as many had hoped.

That being said, it isn't that people won't use it. But Facebook resisted the calls to add this button, fearing it will promote negativity.

On Christmas day of 2016, the "Love" reaction was also the most used emoji. The emoji is not yet available for posts or news.

The ability to react in more ways than simply "liking" a Facebook post had been a long time coming.

If they don't like a specific content, they can show it easily now.

The researchers found that participants disagreed on whether an emoji was positive, neural or negative a quarter of the time, even when rating them within the same platform.

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