Sunday March 05, 2017

Facebook Tests Dislike Button on Messages

Facebook is bringing reaction emojis to their messenger service, and with it comes the long-rumored dislike button. While this isn’t any guarantee that it will come to the social media site, it may suggest that Facebook is giving the idea some real thought. Their excuse is that a dislike button could create a lot of negativity around posts, but I am pretty sure most of the content is already deplorable as-is.

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آ…the Messenger reaction list differs from the News Feed one because of the addition of much-requested and always-denied Dislike button. Though it’s known as Facebook’s most asked for feature, the company didn’t want to inject too much negativity into the feed so it never built one. Instead, it built Reactions so people could share more nuanced emotions quickly, but left disliking for the comments. Facebook sees it as more a "no" button, the company tells me. It says people often use Messenger for planning and coordination, and it’s experimenting to see if a reactions are helpful for quick logistics and voting. That’s why it’s offering a Yes/No option, even though people will naturally see it as a Dislike button too.