Facebook is now testing a "downvote" button, effectively creating a counter to the classic "like" button and giving users the opportunity to dislike a friend's post, according to reports.
According to users who have observed the addition of the new button, clicking on the downvote button will hide the comment from the user.
While this has been a long-pending move, Facebook has continued to operate with the Like button itself. "This is running for a small set of people in the United States only".
A downvote button would be is similar to what users find on Reddit, which allows users to upvote and downvote comments on a post as a marker of popularity.
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Users started sharing photos of the mysterious button on Thursday.
Facebook, yesterday, announced a couple of new integration and features that are all targeted at bettering users videos experience on the Facebook app. They saw the button appear in the comment section of some Facebook groups and in old memories content.
DownVote button will be located right besides the like button which you can see underneath the comment. So apparently, this new DownVote button is designed for the Facebook and not for the users like us. You can choose the right option to send feedback to Facebook regarding this comment. The company said it has no plans to expand the test as of now. Still we could use it just to give proper feedbacks to the giant regarding objectionable comments. Many of them have shared their views on this feature on various social networks and microblogging sites. Unlike reactions, there will be no downvoting count as well.
Over the years, people have debated about the possible introduction of the dislike button to the social media platform.