Facebook to test ‘dislike’ button, but there is a catch

Facebook has confirmed it will test more reactions but for Messenger

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Facebook to test ‘dislike’ button, but there is a catch Facebook sees this feature as a ‘no' button rather than a dislike button
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  March 7, 2017

Facebook has confirmed it is trialling a dislike button, however this particular reaction feature will not appear on the newsfeed but instead in Facebook Messenger.

Last year Facebook expanded its reactions feature with five additional emotions, but the dislike button was noticeably missing.

According to TechCrunch, Facebook testing will enable users to include emojis alongside text in conversations. The emojis are similar to the previous reactions rolled out last year, but will also include a thumbs down button.

Facebook stated: "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."

Even though Facebook users have requested a dislike button for some time now, the social networking giant opposed the idea as it did not want its users to use the button as a way to disrespect others or spread negativity. Therefore, Facebook sees this feature as a ‘no' button rather than a dislike button and will record "reactions are helpful for quick logistics and voting."

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