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Facebook 'Is Getting A Dislike Button' But Only For Messenger

Mel Ramsay

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Facebook 'Is Getting A Dislike Button' But Only For Messenger

For a long time, people have been asking Facebook for a dislike button. I have no idea why because surely that's just asking for trouble.

Most of us have fragile egos at the best of times, so imagine putting up a status and getting a dislike from someone you went to school with, or a co-worker... or your mum. That's going to cause massive arguments.

People get upset when someone 'angerys' their status, never mind disliking it.


Facebook has decided to kind of give us what we think we want.

The company has rolled out the option to respond to individual messages through the Messenger app with reactions similar to those we currently have on statuses.

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. That's just what we're like as humans. Can't help ourselves.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Phones and Gadgets, Social Media, Facebook, Technology, Mark Zuckerberg

Mel Ramsay
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