For the first time in its history, Facebook is testing a dislike button — but not in news feeds. Instead, the “thumbs-down” is now appearing as a Reactions option in some users’ Facebook Messenger.
When you press the dislike button we will automatically show you that you disliked the post, also it will automatically comment a dislike button on their comment section so they know that you disliked their post.
Facebook is finally rolling out a dislike button. Its users have long been asking for a way to show their disapproval of news, in addition to the famous Like button. But it is not exactly as one might expect.
Why did Facebook get rid of thumbs down?
The reason Facebook decided to not make a Dislike button is the same reason why it has expanded the Like button with Reactions: the actions of liking and disliking are both too simple for the vast array of content that’s shared on Facebook every day.
TechCrunch reader Hoan Do sent us a tip that Facebook Messenger is showing some users a Reactions option. When you hover over messages friends have sent in a chat thread, you can tap the emoji button to pick from attaching a little thumbs-up Like, thumbs-down Dislike, or a heart-eyes, lol, wow, sad, or angry emoji.
Facebook is finally working on a feature that users have wanted for years: a “dislike” button that will let us react to posts that aren’t strictly positive. …
YouTube is scrapping the dislike count for viewers—but the button is staying. … YouTube is making its dislike count private to deter harassment. The button will stay, but the count won’t be visible to viewers.
YouTube said: “Earlier this year, we experimented with the dislike button to see whether or not changes could help better protect our creators from harassment, and reduce dislike attacks — where people work to drive up the number of dislikes on a creator’s videos.
Social media is full of posts and opinions. … There is no way for someone who disagrees with a post to “dislike.” Enabling social media platform users to use a dislike button would have many negative consequences, such as enforcing negative opinions, which is why it should not be an option.
Originally Answered: Why is there no “Dislike” button? Simple answer is Photos. If Photos could be “disliked”, image-conscious people wouldn’t upload them.