Facebook Decides To Integrate Dislike Button On Requests Of Users
Facebook is the biggest and most populated social media platform that is being actively used by 1.5 Billion users to get connected with their family and friends. Similar to Hashtag sign that relates to social media networks like Twitter and Instagram, Like sign is one of the significant features of Facebook.
People use this sign to approve one’s post in the Facebook community. However, they cannot show their empathy to someone using the Like button as it is mostly used for showing that you are happy with the post.
What if someone has updated “someone passed away” status? It feels awkward to like such posts to show your empathy and support with the sufferer. This is the reason why majority of the Facebook community was asking for dislike button for years.
According to a recent web survey conducted by The Telegraph, 59% of the users have voted that they were willing to have the Dislike button since they are given with the Like button. Whereas, just 41% of the users said that they are not happy with this feature.
When asked Mark Zuckerberg, multi-billionaire CEO of Facebook, why he has not integrated the Dislike button at the very first time he came with the idea of Like button, here’s what he told:
“We didn’t want to just build a dislike button 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 we want to create.”
However, after understanding that people are not really willing to downvote someone’s post and just want to show empathy to someone who is suffering through unfavorable conditions, he finally decided to provide the users with the feature they are waiting for years.
According to Zuckerberg,
“Not every moment is a good moment and if you’re sharing something sad… then it may not feel comfortable to like that post, but your friends and people want to express that they understand and that they relate to you, so I think it’s important to give people more options than ‘like’ as a quick way to emote and share what they’re feeling on a post.”
The Dislike button is not properly developed yet and it is expected to be launched in coming weeks after being successfully tested. Since, it is a request of millions of users, Zuckerberg wants to roll it out in an appropriate manner and also to avoid user use it as a tool to abuse someone.