Facebook Confirms Test of 'Downvote' Button for Comment Moderation

NATION-NOW     Facebook says it's testing a 'downvote' button not a dislike button     
       Facebook says it's testing'downvote' not dislike button

According to reports on Twitter, when users select this DownVote button then 4 options pop up (Undo, Offensive, misleading, off-topic) from which you can select your feedback about the comment.

A Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying this feature was only being tested on a small set of people in the USA and was to help people give a feedback about comments on public page posts. This is only being looked at with a small number of Facebook users, and it's unknown when or if it'll even be rolled out.

The downvote button is similar to the signature functionality of Reddit.

On Twitter Some Facebook users have reported about "downvote" button in the comment section of posts on public Facebook pages.

We should note that Facebook insists it's not actually called a "dislike button", although in fact that's what a lot of people are already calling it anyway.

Back in the early days of Facebook, users could react to posts by "Liking" them, but that was the only thing they could do.

In the recent past, Facebook has been actively involved in revamping their website and providing a better experience for all users.

If you had lost hope that Facebook will ever be introducing a downvote button, there is a surprise for you.

Facebook users have been vying for a "dislike" button for years, and a new feature reportedly in beta testing is the closest version of that users have seen so far. Facebook's own spin on the downvoting is more about flagging down inappropriate or offensive posts. This makes the new button different from the Like button as users can view the count of total likes on a comment. Is this something you want to see on Facebook? In a rethinking of the "Like" button in 2016, for example, the social network added a slate of other reactions, including "Love" and "Sad", meant to be emotions in response to a post, rather than judgments on the post's ranking. This may lead to some false reports as well, you can speculate what would happen if a comment goes against any particular interest or preference.

Nevertheless, Hudler said abusive comments can be problematic on Facebook.



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