Facebook might introduce a dislike button - but only on Messenger

A Facebook spokesperson declared that the seemingly dislike button was mainly created to be used in an online conference, more specifically in environments where the chat members are required to cast their vote. Launched previous year in February, Facebook Reactions allows users to react to posts on their newsfeed by choosing among six options.

After a reader tip, Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that emoji reactions are indeed being trialled. This feature already exists on Facebook News Feed and it's the Reaction tab.

As reported by TechCrunch, the Reactions tab is available for every message shared on personal chats and group chats as well.

Facebook users have always wished for the social network to have a Dislike button so that they can appropriately showcase their displeasure at a post.

Well, the "thumbs-down" button on Facebook Messenger doesn't really mean a dislike button. Well, as you know, for some time now, the company has been experimenting with new ways to make online chatting more engaging and fun. "This is a small test where we enable people to share an emoji that best represents their feelings on a message", Facebook said in a statement to TechCrunch. You will also be able to see a list of all the reactions to a particular message and who sent each reaction. Since this is still in the testing stage, we can not confirm if Facebook will eventually roll it out to all its users. Thats why it's offering a Yes/No option, even though people will naturally see it as a Dislike button too. Then you might have one more reason to get online and talk with your friends, family, and co-workers because Facebook has recently announced that it is testing a new series of emojis and reactions.

Facebook is finally making it easier for you to express your malcontent.

  • Carolyn Briggs