Users of the world’s most popular social media website will finally be able to air their displeasure with the click of a button.
“I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it,” he told an audience during a question and answer forum.
Facebook long opposed the button because it preferred to promote positive emotions. Mr Zuckerberg said the purpose of the new button would be to show empathy — such as for the Syrian refugee crisis — not disapproval.
“What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment.
“It’s important to give people more options than just like.”
No release date for the feature was reported.