Facebook, yesterday, announced a couple of new integration and features that are all targeted at bettering users videos experience on the Facebook app.
A select few users noticed Thursday a downvote option appeared underneath comments on posts, next to the "like" and "reply" buttons.
A Facebook spokesperson dismissed the rumors that the company may be trying to roll out a "dislike button.' However, a 'downvote" button is reportedly being tested with some users, according to multiple user reports.
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"W$3 e are not testing a dislike button".
See what Facebook's statement says, "We are not testing a dislike button". But, don't get puzzled with it as a dislike button, because it is not.
"We've been listening to people and know that there should be more ways to easily and quickly express how something you see in News Feed makes you feel", the company said at the time. The downvote button, for right now, only appears on public Page posts, not on Groups posts or those from individual users.
A downvote button would be is similar to what users find on Reddit, which allows users to upvote and downvote comments on a post as a marker of popularity. We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts.
Now, you might ask that what is the use of this new button if it can't dislike a comment or post. The giant will come to rescue if the comments are getting more DownVotes from the users. Perhaps they were on to something, however, as the downvoting system could also be utilized by users to abuse or bully each other.