Mark Zuckerberg said the company was testing alternatives to the “Like” button.A “dislike” button has been constantly requested by some users since the introduction of the now-iconic “like” button in 2009.
It’s not clear that it would actually be called a “dislike” button. The tool wouldn’t be for expressing disdain for posts, he said. Instead, it would be for showing empathy for posts that seem inappropriate to “Like,” such as news of natural disasters or loved ones dying.
“Not every moment is a good moment,” he said. Facebook is working on the tool, he said, but gave no release date.
Many people may have wanted the ability to “dislike” Facebook posts for a long while, but there has been a mixed reaction to the news.