Many Facebook users have always longed for a day they would be able to dislike annoying posts, ugly photos etcetera. But this has not been possible because Facebook only allows users to ignore, like or comment on a status update.
In a recent development at the world’s leading social site, Facebook is to add a “dislike” button to its social network.
According to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg the button would be a way for people to express empathy.
He said Facebook was “very close” to having it ready for user testing.
“People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years,” Mr Zuckerberg told the audience on Tuesday.
“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.”
However he went on to say he did not want it to be a mechanism with which people could “down vote” others’ posts.
Instead, it will be for times when clicking “like” on “sad” posts felt insensitive.