Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Facebook answers calls for a dislike button with 'downvote' feature

Facebook testing 'downvote' button on users' comments Facebook Says It's Not Testing A "Dislike Button", But A "Downvote" Button Is Definitely Out There
Doris Mccormick | 10 February, 2018, 01:55

Facebook in a statement to TechCrunch has confirmed that it's testing the Downvote button, and, has also revealed that the test is now being conducted on 5% of Android users in the United States who have the language set to English. It also notes that the test is only available in the U.S. It's unknown how well users will react to such a feature, but many have been requesting a "Dislike" button for year, reports TechCrunch. When the "downvote" button is clicked or tapped, the comment is hidden, and there are additional reporting options like "offensive", "misleading", or "off topic".

Besides the buttons "like" and "reply, ' a handful of users are as well seeing the 'downvote" button below the comments of Facebook posts.

The short-term test is allegedly running for 5 percent of Android users in the USA with the language being set to English.

"We are not testing a dislike button", a spokesman said.

Facebook says the feature was created to help moderators find and deal with uncivil or inappropriate content in a more efficient way and the option only appears on public pages at present.

A spokesperson for Facebook denied that the social media company was "testing a dislike button".

Again, this is not a Dislike button, which Facebook users have been asking for a long time.

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Facebook, however, clarified that they are not testing a dislike button, as quoted by TechCrunch: "We are not testing a dislike button". The update was released to quell persistent demand for a dislike button. Martin Garner at CCS Insight notes that the new button could be a part of Facebook's effort to shrug its image of a publisher, according to BBC.

Nevertheless, it seems that Facebook and its leader Mark Zuckerberg's mission to coalesce and cultivate positive communities and human relationships includes a less vitriolic social media platform.

Facebook said that there will be no visible count of downvotes on comments.

Facebook's most recent addition to help expressing opinion was in 2016, when the company implemented reactions.

While this feature is making headlines, some people have linked this with Reddit's famous "Downvote" button.

Instead, Facebook built the Reactions options that let you respond to posts and comments with love, wow, haha, sad or angry emoji. Besides, users can only downvote the comments that are posted on public posts of Facebook Pages, and not the ones in group posts or a post from their friends.

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