Facebook finally working on a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly announced that Facebook is working on a “dislike” button.

The social media website appears to have had a change of heart, after repeatedly announcing they would not be adding the feature.

Zuckerberg made the announcement in a live stream Q&A session at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California last night.


“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 said.

He said the site wanted users to have the ability to “express empathy”.

“Not every moment is a good moment.”

Zuckerberg did not elaborate on what form the button could take, but it will likely be designed to convey support or sympathy, rather than negativity.