Facebook is testing DownVote button for Comments

Facebook Downvote Button Test

Facebook Downvote Button Test

Why is Facebook experimenting on this new feature? Then, a few other buttons appear, allowing the user to label the comment as either "off-topic, ' downright 'offensive" or simply 'misleading.' However, the comment would then be hidden only to the user who showed his or her disapproval by clicking on the button.

A Facebook spokesperson dismissed the rumors that the company may be trying to roll out a "dislike button.' However, a 'downvote" button is reportedly being tested with some users, according to multiple user reports.

The new Facebook downvote button is now only rolled out to 5% of Android Users in the United States who have set English as their language.

Facebook is the most popular social media site on planet Earth.

"We are not testing a dislike button", the social media giant clarified. Zuckerberg's dialogue on the matter has been for the most part vague, and in 2014, when asked whether a dislike button would be a thing, he said, "We're thinking about it". This seems to be running for a small set of users in the US. The downvote button, for right now, only appears on public Page posts, not on Groups posts or those from individual users. "That's why today we are launching Reactions, an extension of the Like button, to give you more ways to share your reaction to a post in a quick and easy way". So apparently, this new DownVote button is designed for the Facebook and not for the users like us. Should Facebook just roll out a dislike button? Nevertheless, it is quite presumable that the Menlo Park-headquartered company will be able to enhance user engagements through the new move as more users would get a chance to mark inappropriate comments - at least, initially on public page posts.

But of course, the prime objective behind bringing the downvote button is not to enhance user engagements. As with everything else on the Internet, it can be useful but also prone to abuse.

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