Facebook is finally going to give you the ability to ”dislike” a post.
Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday in the Q&A portion of a “town hall“ event at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., that the company FB, +0.64% is working on a dislike button to be tested on Facebook soon, according to a report from VentureBeat.
“Not every moment is a good moment,” Zuckerberg said. “If you share something that’s sad, like a refugee crisis that touches you or a family member passes away, it may not be comfortable to like that post. … I do think it’s important to give people more options than liking it.”
The decision is a change of heart for the company, which had never previously expressed any intention to add a dislike option.
“Some people have asked for a dislike button because they want to say, ‘That thing isn’t good,’ ” Zuckerberg said in a 2014 interview. “And that’s not something that we think is good for the world. So we’re not going to build that.”