Users always requested from Facebook a “Dislike” button so they would Dislike the posts they don’t like, and now Facebook revealed that they are working on something similar, not really a “Dislike” button, but something more like a “Sorry” button or more known like Empathy button.
Yesterday was a Q&A session at Facebook’s HQ in California where CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that they are currently developing such a button where people would be able to click a button that would show a regret.
This idea came in mind to Facebook because of sad posts. When thee are some sad posts, people don’t have a choice to do, they just have to click the “Like” button. This might feel uncomfortable when you have to click “Like” button for a sad event.
Mark said that they have been working for a while on such a button, and he added that this is surprisingly complicated to make this feature, which actually looks easy, but it is not so.
In the upper video you can watch Mark Zuckerberg revealing the “dislike” button at the event.
Zuckerberg said that they don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum with a “Dislike” button, so they wont use a “Dislike” button: “We didn’t want to just build a ‘dislike’ button because we don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts,” he said. “That doesn’t seem like the kind of community we want to create. You don’t want to go through the process of sharing some moment that’s important to you in your day and then have someone down vote it. That isn’t what we’re here to build in the world.”
So, Facebook soon will have a new feature, and nobody really knows how it will be called, probably “Sorry” or “Dislike” or some other word from the vocabulary which we are not using it too much on social networks, something that can show Empathy.
What are your suggestions for Mark? How would you like the button to be called?