Facebook to finally add 'dislike' button

Hate that random autoplaying Facebook video of Disney princesses doing the nae nae? No problem! You'll soon be able to hit a "dislike" button.

In a live Q&A event Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that there will finally be a "dislike" button on Facebook. According to Business Insider, Zuckerberg said, "I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it."

Zuckerberg didn't want to adopt this feature initially because he didn't want Facebook to become similar to Reddit's upvoting and downvoting feature, he said. Zuckerberg and the folks at Facebook soon realized that people were more interested in expressing their feelings, not downvoting status messages. "What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment," Zuckerberg said.

Thank you, Facebook, for finally coming around. Now we can finally dislike how many years your coworker has been friends with his wife. No diss though, just a "dislike."

 

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