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