Mark Zuckerberg has said that when people share sad moments on Facebook, the “Like” button is not a comfortable choice. So the social networking site is all set to introduce the much requested “dislike” button that would allow users to express their opinions better. On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that after receiving innumerable requests from users, the company has started to work on a “dislike” button, which will be more than just a thumbs down sign.
Express your empathy
Although users have been seeking a “dislike” button for years, programmers worried it would make Facebook a less friendly place. Zuckerberg said, “Not every moment is a good moment, and if you are sharing something that is sad, whether it’s something in current events, like the refugees crisis that touches you, or if a family member passed away, then it may not feel comfortable to like that post.” In all likelihood, he was referring to the heart-wrenching images of an infant Aylan Kurdi, who was washed away by the Aegean Sea earlier this month.
Zuckerberg said with the new button, people will be able to express their empathy instead of just clicking a thumbs up or thumbs down button.
Disapproving your friend’s post?
While Zuckerberg is planning to introduce the “dislike” button to support social causes, there are chances that the new button could lead to increased hatred on the social platform. With the new button, now people would be able to disapprove posts from their friends, resulting in taunts, disapproval and brow beating.
It’s good then if Facebook takes their time to devise a button that does not say “dislike”. Tell us what do you think of having a dislike button? Would you like to have that option?