Facebook is thinking about introducing a “dislike” button, but it’s not sold on the idea. During a public Town Hall Q&A Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg said the company has been considering new variations on the like button for some time.
“There are more sentiments people want to express than just positivity,” Zuckerberg said. When people share moments that are sad or controversial, there isn’t a quick, easy way to empathize with them. “People tell us they aren’t comfortable pressing ‘like’ when someone lost a loved one,” Zuckerberg offered as an example.
However, don’t expect the company to roll out a “dislike” button right away. Some people have asked Facebook for a dislike button so they can express negativity. “We don’t think that’s good for the world,” Zuckerberg said. “We’re not going to build that.”
Instead, Facebook is going to figure out ways to express other sentiments besides just positivity.
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