It's about time!
After years and years of millions of users around the world practically begging for it, Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that Facebook will soon get a 'Dislike' button. The world famous CEO took part in a Q&A session at the company's headquarters on Tuesday where Zuckerberg was once again asked about the in demand feature:
“People have asked about the ‘Dislike’ button for many years.”...“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.”
However, Mark Zuckerberg's hopes that the tool will not be used to spread negativity on the social media platform. Instead, he hopes it will be used as a way to empathize with those sad and unfortunate status updates where a 'Like' may be deemed too inappropriate.
While we're on the topic of adding new buttons to Facebook, it'd be pretty neat to be able to express ourselves in more ways with these buttons as well:
The 'Acknowledge' Button
For when you hear what they're saying, but you can't be bothered to get involved in the conversation.
The 'No Comment' Button
For when your friends are debating a very sensitive issue and for some reason they tag you to weigh in on the matter.
The 'I Don't Care' Button
For when your friend posts the 876th picture of their cat, Eugene, and you just can't take it anymore.
The 'Please Stop' Button
For when you see a status that tells you Facebook will change their 'Terms of Service' and invade your privacy unless you share the post.
The 'Genuine Interest' Button
For when you actually care about what someone else has posted and a simple 'Like' doesn't convey your emotions enough.