Ever since Facebook introduced the ability to “like” things in 2009, users have been asking for a “dislike” button. And now the founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is finally looking at developing a thumbs-down function.
Mark Zuckerberg said “what [users] really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment.” According to him, this function would be a way for people to express regret or sympathy.
Zuckerberg once mildly rejected the proposal, saying “we don’t think that’s good for the world”. Of course, it’s still possible the dislike button won’t be used to express sympathy. But who knows?