Next To Dislike: Facebook Tests A ‘downvote’ Button

Social media giant Facebook is now testing a new feature that can be described as the biggest changes in the platform. The company is now testing a downvote feature that would allow Facebook users to “downvote” comments.

 

This feature was made known when Taylor Lorenz, a tech reporter, posted photos of what appears to be a Facebook feed showing the “downvote” comments. Lorenz posted these photos in a series of tweets.

 

Facebook is testing a ‘downvote’ button

 

Facebook’s downside feature is placed along side with the app’s Like and Reply buttons. While other Facebook users also reported seeing the downside comment feature on their feeds.

 

Upon learning Facebook’s downside comment feature, Lorenz wrote that “Facebook is testing downvoting comments. Very Reddit tbh!,” noting that the feature is similar to that of Reddit’s.

 

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian Sr., wrote a comment, saying that Facebook’s feature is indeed very similar to Reddit’s. He responded in the tweet: “Sincerest form of flattery! Wish I’d trademarked it and ‘upvote’ when I came up with it.”

 

 

To date, the social media giant has yet to respond to the rumor about the downvote button. But this rumor has surfaced earlier, but the recent update of the app shows only the thumbs-up button.

 

What do you think of Facebook’s downvote feature? Leave a comment below!

Facebook to roll out Hate Button

According to TechCrunch, Facebook is going to roll out its Hate button in response to the billions of likes being generated each day by the social networking site. They also reported that the latter is considering adding other buttons including Meh, Love, Who Cares and +11.

And oh by the way, Happy April Fool’s Day.

According to the TechCrunch, “When the original like button was announced, Facebook Co-founder and Chief Executive officer Mark Zuckerberg made a bold prediction that there would be more than 1 billion likes across the Web in just the first 24 hours. Sources at Facebook say mark is estimating 2 billion hates on the first day. Facebook studies have shown the sad fact that people hate things on the Internet more than they like things. There’s also an internal debate onwhether the new button should be called ‘hate’ or ‘dislike’.

Other buttons under consideration are the ‘meh’, ‘love,’ who cares,’ and ‘+11’ but there is also a fear this could lead to a button explosion.

Our sources say the hate button is not a sure thing. It’s being heavily debated inside the social networking company. This new feature would fit with Facebook’s mission to ‘build tools to help people connect with the people they want and share what they want,’ whether that’s love or hate.”

Many individuals were happy upon reading that report from TechCrunch as people would love to hit the “hate” or “dislike” button. But will the social networking site roll out the said button? We really don’t know.

Would you want to have the “hate” button on FB? Hit the comments section for your reactions.

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