Facebook Dislike Button is coming but has some disadvantages

Are you also one of those like me who has always believed Facebook needed a Dislike button? If yes, then there is a solid reason to rejoice now since Facebook will be adding a Thumbs Down button to show disapproval for posts that you don’t like in your feed.

The news was officially announced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a Q&A session held at Facebook headquarters on Tuesday.

As per Zuckerberg’s statement, Facebook will be finally offering a “Dislike” button. He further added: “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.”

Initially, Zuckerberg was against the idea of adding a Dislike button simply because he didn’t want Facebook to offer a Reddit-inspired system where users are allowed to upvote or downvote any post.

Now, however, Zuckerberg has changed his mind and decided to add this option, we can speculate that this particular feature must be going through the developmental phase.

No further information about this new button was shared by Zuckerberg and neither did he elaborate on how it would operate.

Disadvantages of Facebook dislike button: 

Online trolls can use dislike button to support their online agenda and question the credibility of a news report.

A competitor can use Facebook dislike button to harm those using Facebook as a platform to promote their business.

A Facebook dislike button serves no practical purpose and only invites the 4chan and Reddit trolls into the light of day.

A Facebook dislike button will only bring negativity with unfortunate consequences.

What do you think? Share with us if it is a good idea for Facebook to add a dislike button?

Pushpa Mishra

Pushpa is a Dubai based scientific academic editor who worked for Reuters’ Zawya business magazine and at the same time a passionate writer for HackRead. From the very first day she has been a blessing for team Hackread. Thanks to her dedication and enthusiasm.