Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that the company is working on a Dislike button. The Dislike button was one of the most requested feature on Facebook but implementing such a button may be tricky and lead to widespread negativity and abuse on the social networking site. That’s why the Dislike button has been a subject of much discussion over the years.
But wait. Don’t click on the Dislike button on this yet. Facebook will not be implementing the Dislike button like what YouTube did. In fact, the social networking site is exploring a way to let users express emotion other than Like. It is not meant as a tool to vote up or vote down a Facebook posting.
The new feature will allow users to express empathy easily. Lets say for example your friend post on Facebook that he met a car accident. It just doesn’t feel right to click on the Like button on situation like this.
Mark Zuckerberg said that the Dislike button is “surprisingly complicated” to create but Facebook will soon begin testing before a wider roll out. Although we still don’t know how it will look like, there are some rumours that it has something to do with a patent filed in 2013.
Will we be using emoji to express empathy? Well…. we will find out soon.