Sometimes a post is so bad that you wish there was a ‘Dislike’ button, you might soon get what you wish for, as Mark Zuckerberg during their town hall Q&A mentioned that Facebook is already close to testing the new button.
To announce this Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, People have asked about the ‘Dislike’ button for many years … 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.
Though Facebook does not want to use the ‘Dislike’ button to disrespect or hurt someone but on situations where the Like button is not appropriate, for example when a friend share a sad moment, to express empathy. From the business perspective, ‘Dislike’ button won’t do any good to the ads that people pay for.
Zuckerberg also said that 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: you don't want to go through the process of sharing some moment that was important to you in your day and have someone down vote it. Somehow Facebook still wants to stay away from negativity but sure wants to give people more ways to express themselves.