A dislike button has long been requested from Facebook users, but Facebook never showed any kind of possibility regarding this feature. Nevertheless, the leading social media platform is up for another ‘feature experiment.’
To increase a better understanding between the users and Facebook itself, the makers are always up with something interesting. This time, they are looking forward to introducing a new Facebook feature that will help to upgrade Facebook’s feedback system.
With rumours of “YOUR EMOJI” feature soon to be introduced by Messenger, that lets you upload an emoji as your 24-hours reaction, implementation of ‘down vote’ feature is up in the market.
Why do we need a ‘downvote’ feature and how does it work?
According to TechCrunch, a statement that came from Facebook shows that the purpose behind this feature “is to create a lightweight way for people to provide a signal to Facebook that a comment is inappropriate, uncivil, or misleading.”
Just like other features of Facebook, the downvote feature works in a pretty easy way.When tapped, the downvote button hides a comment, and gives users additional reporting options like “Offensive”, “Misleading”, and “Off Topic”. Those could help Facebook figure out if the comment is objectionable, a form of “fake news”, or just irrelevant. Facebook already has a “Hide” button for comments, but it’s usually hidden behind the drop-down arrow on comments rather than immediately clickable.
We believe that this new feature might help in lessening the negativity on Facebook but there is time before Facebook makes this feature available for everyone.