Stalking people on Facebook is legitimately one of my all-time favourite things to do. Depending on a person's privacy setting, you can find out a lot about someone just from looking at their statuses, comments, likes and photos.

It can get a bit awkward if you've been stalking some on Instagram however if you accidentally double tap on a photo from 2011 and you know they'll be weirded out that you've gone that deep. Well that awkwardness has been transferred to Facebook thanks to a new feature on people's profiles.

hello button

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The social networking giant has installed a 'Hello' option, which is kind of like poking. Unfortunately for some, they've been accidentally pressing it instead of friending or unfriending someone.

The function just lets the other person know that you're waving at them, which sounds kind of creepy. But it's one of many features that Facebook is teasing to see if it goes down well with everyone.

Users were happy to see Facebook roll out a dislike option, but it was not the button that everyone was hoping for. The company introduced the option to respond to individual messages through the Messenger app with reactions similar to those we currently have on statuses.

Facebook dislike button

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The one change is that there's a 'thumbs down' option. But only for a small amount of people while they test it.

Facebook told TechCrunch: "We're always testing ways to make Messenger more fun and engaging. This is a small test where we enable people to share an emoji that best represents their feelings on a message."

The social media giant is keen to say that it's more of a 'yes' or 'no' option, but obviously it will be used as a dislike.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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