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‘Dislike’ Button Finally Coming to Facebook

By piranha

22nd September 2015

Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, recently announced that he would be bringing a ‘dislike’ button the social media site. Each month, the platform attracts more than 1.49 billion active users, with people logging in all over the globe.

The latest feature was revealed in a Q&A held at the Facebook’s headquarters which is located in California. Zuckerberg claimed that the ‘dislike’ button would be a way for users to show empathy on statuses, photos and other types of content on the platform.

The ‘like’ button has become an extremely useful feature since it was introduced in 2009. Since then, users have been requesting a ‘dislike’ button to accompany the feature.

In the Q&A, Zuckerberg also said; “People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years. Probably hundreds of people have asked about this, 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 company has made it clear that they don’t want this feature to be a way of down voting posts but instead want it to be used to show compassion on sad or emotional posts.

Unfortunately, some online hackers have been using this feature to trick Facebook users into revealing their personal details. This scam asks people to click on a link to install the ‘dislike button’, giving the fraudsters the ability to post spam messages on the account. In some cases, users will be prompted to complete online surveys which the scammers are then paid money for.

Facebook encourages users to avoid clicking on links that seem suspicious. The company also states that all features will be released through their official site, so there is no need to download them from other sources.

The ‘dislike’ button is expected to be released for testing in the coming weeks. How long it takes to appear on the rest of the public’s screen will depend on the changes that they need to make. We know that the feature is definitely on its way so all that’s left to do is wait!

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