Facebook Dislike Button is a Reality

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During a Facebook Townhall today, Mark Zuckerberg announced that they are planning to role out a dislike button.

For the longest time, Facebook users have wanted the ability to dislike posts, but have only been able to like posts and then share their thoughts via comments. As mentioned in this post, we discussed coming across a news story or post from a friend that is tragic in nature? The hard decision to make is whether or not to like the post. If you like it, does that make you a bad person? Or does that show empathy? Now you will be able to show how you really feel about the post.

So, when you do not feel comfortable clicking the like button, you can dislike it! There has not been any mentions as to when this will roll out, but they will probably start testing it soon.

Would you prefer to only have a like button or do you think there is a value to having a dislike button? Let us know in the comments.


  • Hank Hoffmeier

    Hank is an author, speaker, podcast host and Sr. Manager of Marketing Operations at Kickbox, a Ziff Davis company. With a passion for all things digital and social, combined with more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, he has been dubbed the Digital Marketing Infotainer because he makes marketing fun and successful.