Facebook is rolling out one of the much awaited feature on social networking service: the “dislike” button. Previously there was only option available for the Facebook user is either “Like” button or “comment”.
Zuckerberg told a public town hall meeting in Facebook’s hometown that “People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years, and probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it”.
A online user have asked a oft-repeated question of why there are no buttons along the lines of “I m sorry”, “dislike” ,”Interesting” in addition to the “Like” button, so that users can express their emotions other than positivity.
“Probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day where I actually get to say we are working on it and are very close to shipping a test of it,” Zuckerberg said.
“It took us a while to get here… because we don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts. That doesn’t seem like the kind of community that we want to create.”
It is understood that it is difficult to click on Like button for the post about events such as a crisis, so there should be a better way for users to “express that they understand and that they relate to you.”
It will become a significant move that will impel the user rethink what they posted and brands to carefully look social approach in the surroundings where every basic thing in a communication is not a positive one.