Facebook getting a “dislike” button, but new icon will not give users a chance to blow their friends redicilous selfie photos. Rather, it’s an opportunity to express compassion during trying times.
These emojis will placed next to the traditional thumbs-up icon, and reflect love, haha, yay, wow, sad, and angry emotions.
Christopher Cox (Facebook CPO) said: “As you can see, it’s not a “dislike” button, though we hope it addresses the spirit of this request more broadly. We studied which comments and reactions are most commonly and universally expressed across Facebook, then worked to design an experience around them that was elegant and fun”.
The contraption makes sense for sure. When you are annoyed with a Facebook post about a horrible comment someone made, how do you react? To be honest “like” doesn’t constantly express a user’s true thoughts on a post. It gets intricate, and users have long clamored for the ability to respond with more confusion anyway.
Don’t lose hope for current “dislike” button, becouse “reactions” test period proceeds. Facebook tends to examine new options in Spain and Ireland before launching it worldwide. It will appear for all users by the end of the year.