Facebook is finally getting a “dislike” button

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the social networking giant is working on a “dislike” button.

“People have asked about the ‘Dislike’ button for many years… and 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,” he said, according to The Verge.

The dislike button will not serve as a way to downvote other people’s posts on the social network, though.

Instead, it will be a way for people to show empathy for posts which are sad or do not validate being liked – like someone’s death.

“What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment,” said Zuckerberg.

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Facebook is finally getting a “dislike” button