Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook 'dislike' button could be coming your way

Facebook users may see a "dislike" button coming to the site in the near future. (AP)

Listen up, Facebook users: a "dislike" button may coming your way.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday during a Q&A at Facebook's headquarters that the social network had been testing a "dislike" button that they hope to unveil in the near future.

"I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we're working on it and shipping it," Zuckerberg said, according to Business Insider.

Zuckerberg said Facebook was initially hesitant to roll out a "dislike" button. But the social network began to realize the need for an option for users to express emotions and sentiments aside from "liking," e.g. on posts when a family member passes away, or when users share stories about tragic news events.

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

Zuckerberg said that Facebook has been working on the dislike button for some time, and hope to launch it in the near future.


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