Facebook's "Dislike" Button Is Coming—Finally!

Genevieve Fish

A hierarchy of “likes” governs the social media stratosphere, and that’s wonderful. We love the positive communal gathering of likes after someone posts a stunning photo or writes something meaningful. But sometimes posts don’t warrant them. In fact, some posts really deserve a dislike. In a Q&A at Facebook’s headquarters, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that a dislike button is coming… “very soon.”

So why has it taken so long for Facebook to deliver the dislike option? According to Zuckerberg, Facebook didn’t want to become too negative. “That isn’t what we’re here to build in the world,” said Zuckeberg.

Zuckerberg continues to stick by his anti-negativity premise. He states, “What [the users] really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment.”

For more information on the big reveal, visit Business Insider.

See how Facebook began with The Social Network.

What do you think of Facebook adding the dislike option? Will you use it more as a gesture of empathy, or to show that you oppose whatever was posted? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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