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Facebook is working on a ‘Dislike’ button, reports CNBC. CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the news himself during a public Q&A session on Tuesday. “People have asked about the ‘Dislike’ button for many years … and today is a special day, because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it and are very close to shipping a test of it.”

The idea of a dislike interaction is surprisingly complicated, which is why Facebook has avoided it until now. You don’t want the button to be used for harassment—i.e., users disliking another user’s good news—and as Zuckerberg points out, you don’t want to turn into Reddit. “We don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts.”

Instead, Facebook’s implementation of the Dislike button aims to allow users to express empathy with their friends and family. For instance, if a user shares sad or negative news, others can choose to Dislike the post to show their support. It’s not yet clear, however, how the company plans to pull this off without opening the door to the aforementioned issues like harassment.

While some experts argue that Facebook is losing users from the most important demographic, teens, the social network has never been more popular. In August, the company announced that it had reached 1 billion users in a single day for the first time ever.

Source: CNBC

  • Jacob Corbley

    Maybe the option to disable the dislike button on your post

    • frozenbee

      what would be the point then?

      • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

        To prevent trolls and people who dislike for no reason. It helps on Youtube, so it should help on Facebook too.

  • I feel like a lot of people wouldn’t get used to it, and would still “like” sad posts by accident. Then it’d just cause confusion

  • johnsm

    “ship” a dislike button.. pathetic how they try to enrich a simple thing

    • Omar

      Clearly you have no idea how much time and effort it takes to code a simple dislike button and make it available to billions of people , the more easy it is to use facebook from your prespective (the consumer) the harder it was to develope it.

  • Merman123

    New Cydia tweak idea : AutoDislike

    • Tylor Jackson

      If you idea new tweak why not you are developer make new tweak AutoDislike :)?

      • Elias Chao

        RIP English.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        I just lost some brain cells reading that…lol smh

      • Alberto Espinal

        Lol!

      • Alberto Espinal

        Lol

      • Tylor Jackson

        If you’re laugh out loud and you still no one respect me :/ too

      • Alberto Espinal

        Im sorry Tylor, i didnt mean to, my apologies!

      • Tylor Jackson

        Too late :/ but thanks..

      • Tylor Jackson

        “RIP English”.. It’s clear you are bullying and you no respect me :/ I tried my better English. If my English is suck or not make sense why not you give me fix my English :/

      • Xee

        Done 😉

      • Elias Chao

        I’m very sorry for it. I just thought it was funny to comment that. It was not my intention to bully you.

        English is not my first language either and I know it’s kinda hard to learn a new language. Hope you improve it 🙂

      • Tylor Jackson

        Too late :/ but thanks.. I feeling it’s OK 🙂

      • MC_Gustos_Mama

        Not everyone’s first language is English you idiot

      • Xee

        Fix for you: If you have a new tweak idea, why not become a developer and make a new AutoDislike tweak?

      • Tylor Jackson

        Thank for fixed my English! I still learning my English and sometime wrong my English. Thumb up 🙂

      • Chris Wagers

        You speak better English than I do any second language. Don’t let these haters get ya down. Keep on posting.

  • frozenbee

    i know they are trying to prevent internet harassment, but i would really like to dislike the heck out of stupid post on fb

  • Matt

    Let the hate begin, facebook! (Face-palms)

  • James Coulee

    I imagine something like this: when one publishes a post one gets to choose if the post will either have a like button or a dislike button.
    It’s simplistic but I guess it would solve all the button’s problems so I wouldn’t be surprised if the implementation was something in that ballpark.

  • Nathan

    This app is buggy. Focus on REMOVING VOIP permissions so the app doesn’t constantly run in the background.

  • J™

    The app itself is already the ultimate harassment where people log in to stalk others…

  • ClaudieX X

    Tired of the people that put photos of down syndrome kids to catch some likes…

  • Disqus

    Just say no to facebook.

  • Xee

    Can we have a “So what?” or “I don’t care!” Facebook button?

  • Nitsud

    Didn’t Facebook already have a thumbs down button in the past?

    • iPhoneWINS

      no the internet created that

  • iPhoneWINS

    its about damn time