Facebook Confirms ‘Dislike’ Button is Nearing Public Testing
After previously explaining how a “dislike” button would not be “good for the community” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has now confirmed that the much-requested feature will soon be added to the social network.
In a quote from the FB event, MZ says “Probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it.”
Zuckerberg does however clarify his early comments about the reasoning behind adding the feature by saying that the dislike button would be employed only to show empathy and would not be used as a way to ‘down vote’ posts. We guess the proof will be in the testing.
In other info from the Facebook Q&A Zuckerberg confirms that the company is focusing more on removing graphic content from the news feed and that AI will be employed to do this. He also looks forward to taking Facebook’s VR gadget, the Oculus Rift, into what he sees as a “golden age” of video when it goes on sale early next year.