For years, Mark Zuckerberg has been opposed to introducing a ‘dislike’ button to Facebook, but it appears as though Zuck has had a change of heart. Here’s what we know so far about a surprise new feature being tested…
Facebook is testing out a ‘downvote’ feature
Facebook appears to be rolling out a new ‘downvote’ feature that will sit in the comments section below a post. The feature will reportedly allow users to vote down comments in ranking; it’s currently being tested on a very limited scale in the US.
While nothing has been confirmed from Facebook’s side, users are sharing their experience with the surprise update on Twitter. Here’s a clip of what Facebook ‘Downvote’ looks like:
A quick video of what the #FacebookDownvote button looks like for me. Coming up next, a video of putting it into action thanks to a willing volunteer. #smm #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing pic.twitter.com/LlJG8fVwdA
— Christina Hudler (@hudlersocial) February 8, 2018
Some Facebook users were optimistic…
YALL THERE'S A DOWNVOTE OPTION ON COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK.
I'M ABOUT TO KNOCK DOWN ALL THE NEGATIVITY ACROSS THE INTERNET WITH THIS MAGNIFICENT TOOL.
— abbie renee🌹 (@ittybittyAbbie) February 8, 2018
It’s unsure if Facebook will roll out the feature worldwide, though millions of users would gladly welcome the power to ‘dislike’ content on their feed. Will this be the end to online trolling? We’ll have to wait and see.