Facebook Rolls Out ‘Downvote’ Button To More Users, Insists It’s Not ‘Dislike’



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Facebook has rolled out its new upvote and downvote buttons to more users.

Similar to Reddit’s feature, the upvote button is meant to highlight posts that are “helpful and insightful” while the downvote button aims to flag “bad comments” which appear to have “bad intentions or is disrespectful.”

According to Gizmodo Australia, Facebook users prefer to have better public discussions and constructive dialogues on the social media. Therefore, Facebook has rolled out these new buttons that allow people to vote for comments which deserve to have the highest vote.

Though Facebook is trying to emphasize that it is not a dislike button, chances are high that users will use exactly like that.

Users from Australia and New Zealand have been gaining access to the new downvote button and the responses are not all positive. A user said, “ok seriously facebook comments having an upvote/downvote system now is hurting my brain.”

It seems like the new system will take some time to work efficiently as it does on Reddit.

ok seriously facebook comments having an upvote/downvote system now is hurting my brain

— emily (@emilytrbll) April 29, 2018

Upvote and downvote comments on Facebook, when did this happen? pic.twitter.com/q9F7OcJ4R3

— Carter (@cwsbbb) April 29, 2018

Hmmmm. Not sure I like the Upvote and Downvote feature of Facebook. Time will tell I guess. pic.twitter.com/hxvjW7HaTX

— BEN SLATER 🌀 (@iambenslater) April 29, 2018

[via The Next Web, opening image via Shutterstock]

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