Hating on foolish Facebook remarks may be on the verge of getting a whole lot easier.
Ever the trailblazer, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to have found a nature to assign all the bickering in your feed into something much more orderly. Specific, downvotes.
On Thursday, many people took to Twitter to utter their catch at a brand-new peculiarity recognise on the sprawling social media programme. One that, with really a clink, allows you to downvote explains you don’t like.
This has long been a feature on places like Reddit, but Zuckerberg has always been adamant about refusing to add a “dislike” button to his work.
And yet, according to a thread on Reddit recognized by The Daily Beast reporter Taylor Lorenz, a version of that button has moved its direction into some users’ accounts.
Seeing a downvote alternative on Facebook now – not on news articles, but on commentaries on a berth of quarry. Is it universal now or are they researching it with an public subset?
— Holly Epstein Ojalvo (@ heoj) February 8, 2018
Facebook, when reached for criticism, was immediate to insist that this move does not presage the coming of a “dislike” button.
“We are not researching a dislike button, ” a spokesperson told Mashable. “We are searching a feature for people to utter us feedback about comments on public page posts. This is running for a small set of people in the U.S. only.”
Meanwhile, the co-founder of Reddit — which exerts upvoting and downvoting — sounded in.
It’s important to remember that Facebook often tests out new concoctions on subsets of its useds, and doesn’t always move them available to everyone. In this case, the company confirmed that merely 5 percent of U.S. Android customers are being presented with the downvote option.
Still, the facts of the case that Facebook is measuring this would point out that Zuckerberg is willing to try a bit structured negativity on his area. And why not? After all, Facebook already has batch of the unstructured range.
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