Facebook's New 'Downvote' Button is Rolling Out!
Facebook's New 'Downvote' Button is Rolling Out!

The recent reports from TheNextWeb claim that Facebook wants users to use the ‘Downvote’ button to flag ‘bad comments’. So, if any user finds a comment that is having a ‘bad intentions or is disrespectful’ can simply click the downvote button.

Facebook’s New ‘Downvote’ Button is Rolling Out!

Well, if you remember, a few months ago we have shared a news regarding Facebook’s ‘Downvote’ Button. It is said that the social networking giant might be working on a new feature that will allow its users to dislike Facebook posts.

According to The Daily Beast, Facebook is about to test a new ‘Downvote’ button with a small group of users to get feedback. By clicking the downvote button, it will provide the user the choice to flag the post as “offensive”, “misleading”, or “off topic”.

The recent reports from TheNextWeb claim that Facebook wants users to use the ‘Downvote’ button to flag ‘bad comments’. So, if any user finds a comment that is having a ‘bad intentions or is disrespectful’ can simply click the downvote button.

It’s worth to note that Facebook is trying very hard not to make this new button come out as a ‘dislike’ button. Even a Facebook spokesperson said “We are not testing a dislike button. We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts.”

You can actually compare the upcoming feature with the news aggregation site, Reddit, where users can vote on stories and comments via upvote and downvote buttons.

Right now Facebook users from Australia and New Zealand have access to the new downvote button. One of the Facebook’s spokesperson said “People have told us they would like to see better public discussions on Facebook, and want spaces where people with different opinions can have the more constructive dialogue”

“To that end, we’re running a small test in New Zealand which allows people to upvote or downvote comments on public Page posts. Our hope is that this feature will make it easier for us to create such spaces, by ranking the comments that readers believe deserve to rank highest, rather than the comments that get the strongest emotional reaction.”

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