Following years of pressure from Facebook users and denial from the management of the social media giant, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has finally agreed to have a “dislike” button added to Facebook icons.
“We’ve finally heard you,” Zuckerberg said during a Q&A session at a public town hall meeting in Facebook’s hometown of Menlo Park, California. “I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it.”
Zuckerberg agreed that while many people find it awkward clicking the “Like” button on family death post, others might want to do that on the current refugee crisis; and they should also be able to express their minds on certain content posts that they don’t like or agree with.
But then, people should learn not to abuse certain features on the world’s largest social media.
“It took us a while to get here…because we don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts. That doesn’t seem like the kind of community that we want to create.
“We’ve been working on this for a while, actually. It’s surprisingly complicated to make,” Zuckerberg added. “But we have an idea that we think we’re getting ready to test soon, and depending on how that goes, we’ll roll it out more broadly.”