Facebook’s Downvote Button Rolls Out In Australia, NZ – This Is How Users Are Responding!

Facebook's dislike button rolls out to more users. Is this even needed?

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Facebook Dislike Button Rolls Out
Facebook Dislike Button Rolls Out

In February this year, Facebook started testing out their dislike or downvote button, which was appearing in the individual posts. This was only visible to users in the US.

But now, reports are coming in which states that the same downvote button is now visible to users in Australia and New Zealand as well.

Overall, this seems more like Reddit’s downvote button.

Users are reacting to this new development, and some of the reactions have been hilarious.

Facebook’s Downvote Button Seen In Australia, New Zealand!

Several leading tech publications have reported that users in Australia and New Zealand, and many in the US are now witnessing a down arrow button, which seems like Reddit’s famous downvote button.

When Facebook first started testing in February, they denied it.

A spokesperson at that time had said, “We are not testing a dislike button. We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts. This is running for a small set of people in the U.S. only.”

There has been no comment as of now.

If we believe tech observers, then this new downvote button has been put so that Facebook users can downvote those comments and opinions which are offensive, and fake in nature.

In other words, users can now choose which comments to like, and which to dislike.

Speculations are rife, that in future, Facebook may introduce a feature wherein a specific number of dislikes can hide a comment as well, as it happens with Reddit.

Users React To Facebook’s Downvote Button!

As soon as the downvote button started appearing, users went to Twitter, and expressed their reactions to it.

Some of the are really hilarious.

Should Facebook Roll Out Dislike Button For All?

This is indeed a controversial question, as the answer is mixed.

Way back in 2010, an independent poll was conducted, which said that 38% of all users want a dislike or downvote button to show their displeasure over some Facebook content.

On the other hand, a large majority of users say that downvoting comments on Facebook will encourage trolls, and they will wreak havoc on Facebook, downvoting every content or comment posted.

As per Pete Cashmore, founder of Mashable, dislike button can create tension between users, and overall, this is not a suitable strategy for Facebook.

Do you think Facebook should introduce dislike or downvote button for all? Do let us know by commenting right here!

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