If you’ve ever wanted a “dislike” button to be able to troll your friends on Facebook with, you’re apparently about to get your wish, or at least something close to it.
That’s according to reports from CNBC, which says that the social network — despite shrugging off user demands for a “dislike” button in the past — is apparently rethinking the option and could implement it in a future update.
“we are working on [a ‘dislike’ button] and are very close to shipping a test of it”
“People have asked about the ‘Dislike’ button for many years … 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,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today during a public Q&A session with the CNBC network.
It’s apparently not being looked at in a way to “troll” but instead to “show empathy” like when something sad or bad happens and you want to show your solidarity or support to someone or something.
There were no further details beyond that given, but we’ll probably see a “dislike” button at some point in the near future.
In addition, if you like privacy when ignoring friends’ events, that may be coming to an end as a report from The Daily Dot says Facebook could be expanding this feature beyond your Facebook Messenger messages and into the events as well, though again no details or time frame were given for release.