Facebook (finally) testing a Downvote button
Facebook has been around for ages, but there are still some basic things missing. Some might not agree with this, but a Dislike button was and still is definitely needed. However, we are not going to receive that one anytime soon, so if you are using an extension that puts a Dislike button on your screen, let it be and do not remove it yet. For now, Facebook has confirmed that a Downvote button is being tested and its purpose is to give feedback about comments.
Without further ado, this is Facebook's statement: "We are not testing a dislike button. We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts. This is running for a small set of people in the U.S. only."
When used, the Downvote button hides a comment, offering additional reporting options such as Offensive, Off Topic, or Misleading. For now, Facebook says this is only a short-term test that has no impact on the ranking of any comments, posts, or pages. Only 5 percent of Android users in the US with the language set to English have access to it at this time, so it might take a long time for this feature to roll out globally.
If you had the power to decide, what would you choose: add a Downvote button, a Dislike button, both, or none?
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