Facebook is testing a ‘Dislike’ button for the first time ever – after a decade of users begging Mark Zuckerberg to introduce one. It’s Facebook’s most-requested feature – but one that the company has repeatedly said it won’t do.
At present, the new thumbs down button not in the main Facebook app, but in Messenger, in a test with a small group of users, TechCrunch reports.
It’s part of a test of a range of emoji icons, called Messenger Reactions – including classic happy faces, crying faces and LOL emoji.
Facebook says it hopes that people might use the icon as a quick way to say, ‘No’ – rather than using it like everyone really WANTS to use a Dislike button, by covering annoying posts in hundreds of Dislikes.
Facebook says, ‘We’re always testing ways to make Messenger more fun and engaging. This is a small test where we enable people to share an emoji that best represents their feelings on a message.