Facebook has begun rolling out a feature called “downvote” that lets users register a negative reaction to comments on the social networking platform but it is not the “dislike” button users have long desired.
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”.
You’ll recall that sometimes in February Facebook confirmed this feature that it will only affects about 5% of Android users who have English set as their default language in the app.
Now, it appears the rollout of the feature has been extended to more users according to TheNextWeb is reporting.
With its downvote button, Facebook is putting a lot of faith into its users. It wants people to use it to flag what Facebook calls “bad comments,” which it defines as having “bad intentions or is disrespectful.” It’s making great pains to emphasize that this isn’t a dislike button.
Unfortunately, ‘dislike button’ has been on many users’ wishlist since the social media giant introduced its “like” button in February 2009.
At the moment, this feature isn’t rolling out to every user from the comments so far on twitter but majority of the people who are based in Australia and Zealand already have access to the upvote and downvote features.
We are anticipating the features in other countries.