Facebook Tests ‘downvote’ Button For Feedback On Comments
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Facebook has provided only the happier option, the thumbs-up for more than a decade. Now Facebook is about to change this trend. It is about to test the new feature. A new feature that lets some people register a negative reaction to comments is “downvote”.
The button offers reporting options like “offensive,” “misleading” and “off-topic on selecting. Facebook is exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments. This is running for a small set of people in the US only on Android-powered phones. The test is running for 5% of Android users in the U.S. with the language set to English. The downvote button only appears on public Page posts, not on posts by Groups, public figures or users.
On clicking the downvote button the comment will hide for the user who taps it. Then asks them to say whether the comment was “offensive,” “misleading,” or “off topic.” Downvote view counts are not visible to users.
Facebook wants to keep their user happy. So it is offering an easy way for its user to comment as “offensive” and “misleading”.
A dislike button has long been the most requested Facebook feature, but Facebook has never given in.Back in 2015, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said,“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.”
Reactions options on facebook let you respond to posts and comments with love, wow, haha, sad or angry emoji. But the new downvote button is the closest Facebook has come to actually giving people a dislike button.