At a Q&A session today, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the option to thumbs-down a post is currently being tested.
Mark has long been against the dislike option, saying “That doesn’t seem like the kind of community that we want to create: You don’t want to go through the process of sharing some moment that was important to you in your day and have someone ‘down vote’ it.” But, he and the company realized that users weren't asking to dislike things, but rather share other feelings.
And make it harder for those of us with hermit tendencies to lie and say, “OMG, I totally missed the notification.”But will we be able to dislike when someone doesn’t respond to an event request we know they’ve seen?
I have several devices and it is the same issue on ALL of them.I’m guessing the Angry emoticon is the closest we’ll get to that, but it’s possible–likely, in my opinion–that additional emoticons will be added at some point.The impact on your personal Facebook usage is fairly straight forward, but what does the addition of Reactions mean for brands?"What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Okay, fine, the button isn’t supposed to be for hating on your friends’ good news, but rather an option to commiserate when someone is sharing less-than-great news.So no dislikes on the gym selfies that girl you went to summer camp with one year keeps posting (she's working hard, let her be proud of her accomplishments!