Facebook To Introduce ‘Dislike’ Button

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Updated September 16, 2015

FacebookFacebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, says Facebook is to add a ‘dislike’ button to its social network.

A ‘dislike’ button, according to the founder, would help users to express empathy.

He said Facebook was “very close” to having it ready for user testing, adding that the ‘dislike’ button has been constantly requested by some users since the introduction of the now iconic ‘like’ button in 2009.

“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,” Zuckerberg said.

According to report by an expert, the ‘dislike’ button might be used to express some negative emotions such as frustration, but it will mainly be used to express mild disapproval.