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Facebook To Roll Out 'Down Vote' Button For Its Users

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| April 30 , 2018 , 19:08 IST

The social media giant Facebook will be rolling out a new function on their website that will allow users to up or down vote posts they see. In February, they gave this feature to some of the users and the feedback they received was positive.

"People have told us they would like to see better public discussions on Facebook, and want spaces where people with different opinions can have more constructive dialogue," a Facebook spokesperson said.

Clicking the "downvote" button hides the comment for the user who taps it, then asks the user to say whether the comment was "offensive", "misleading", or "off topic".

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A "dislike" button has been on many users' wishlist since the social media giant introduced its "like" button in February 2009.

Facebook's "like" button allows users to express their approval for the messages, photos and other content their friends posted. They also said the test was only happening in New Zealand and Australia, currently.

Some of the users, however, are still in doubt whether they like this change or not.