The dislike button is here
During a town hall question and answer meeting Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the dislike button will soon be in testing, despite denying for years that such a button was in the works.
"People have asked about the 'dislike' button for many years, and probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it," he said in a livestream.
Zuckerberg once said that he's hesitant to add a dislike button because it promotes negativity.
"Some people have asked for a dislike button because they want to say, 'that thing isn't good.' And that's not something that we think is good for the world," he said in December 2014 in another town hall session, when rumours had once again spiked that the company was working on a dislike button.