Facebook Tests Downvote Button

Facebook testing 'downvote' option after calls for a 'dislike' button

However, the "downvote" button Facebook is testing should help clean up some of the hateful comments and fake news posts that are now wreaking havoc on the social media platform.

Facebook is working on a new feature that will let users report inappropriate and abusive comments by clicking a downvote button.

Once you hit the DownVote button, the comment will hide and you would be offered three more options to choose, "Offensive", "Misleading", and "Off Topic".

Facebook is testing a "downvote" button, bringing us closer to the "dislike" button that users have demanded.

According to news site Tech Crunch, Facebook is concerned with giving people a chance to make their opinions on the comments to public page posts matter. "This is running for a small set of people in the USA only.", the spokesperson said about the new feature.

In 2015, Facebook Design Chief Julie Zhuo said she had heard users complain about only having the ability to "like" a comment.

Facebook further said, this is just a short-term test and it will not affect the rankings of the comment, page or any particular post.

In addition to being able to like or reply to comments, besides those two features, some users may also see "downvote" displayed. But Facebook has ultimately preferred the downvote button to give its users to mark comments that aren't completely fitting with a post. However, it remains unclear as to when the feature may be rolled out. The social network confirmed the test to news site Tech Crunch.

Facebook, yesterday, announced a couple of new integration and features that are all targeted at bettering users videos experience on the Facebook app. You can find out the interactions and can see the DownVote button as well under the comment.

"W$3 e are not testing a dislike button".

The giant will soon come up with an official announcement through their blogpage regarding this new DownVote button.

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