Facebook Working On Plans To Add The Downvote Button Soon

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Facebook is finally adding a downvote button. I don't really know if I like this feature yet but I guess time will tell.


Facebook wants users to use the ‘Downvote’ button to flag ‘bad comments’. So, if any user finds a comment that is having a ‘bad intentions or is disrespectful’ can simply click the downvote button.

It’s worth to note that Facebook is trying very hard not to make this new button come out as a ‘dislike’ button. Even a Facebook spokesperson said “We are not testing a dislike button. We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts.”

You can actually compare the upcoming feature with the news aggregation site, Reddit, where users can vote on stories and comments via upvote and downvote buttons.

Right now Facebook users from Australia and New Zealand have access to the new downvote button. One of the Facebook’s spokesperson said “People have told us they would like to see better public discussions on Facebook, and want spaces where people with different opinions can have the more constructive dialogue”

“To that end, we’re running a small test in New Zealand which allows people to upvote or downvote comments on public Page posts. Our hope is that this feature will make it easier for us to create such spaces, by ranking the comments that readers believe deserve to rank highest, rather than the comments that get the strongest emotional reaction.”


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