After years of speculation and member requests, Facebook is finally working on a Dislike button.
At a town hall meeting Tuesday held at its company headquarters, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network will add a dislike button as a companion to the iconic ‘like’ button.
Zuckerberg said the move would allow users to express emotion in a more realistic way, rather than just having one choice.
“People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years, and 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,” Zuckerberg said, according to a CNBC report.
Zuckerberg said the company held off on a Dislike button to avoid it becoming a Reddit-style system that encouraged upvoting and downvoting, according to reports Business Insider.
“What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment,” Zuckerberg said.
He added the feature will launch soon.