What will Facebook's dislike button be like?


    What will Facebook's dislike button be like?

  • 1 Facebook's 'dislike' button won't be as expected

    Instead of simply creating a dislike button, Facebook opted for a range of buttons for users to convey emotions.

  • 2 The 'dislike' button will be called Reactions

    Facebook said the new buttons are called Reactions and they are regarded as the more expressive Like button. See also why Facebook is so negative.

  • 3 The Reactions will be hidden by default

    The Reactions will appear when a user makes a long press or when he hovers over the Like button. See also: how Facebook started.

  • 4 It will become available gradually

    The Reactions are currently being tested in Spain and Ireland (October 2015). Facebook is trying to learn more about the new feature before releasing it to everybody.

  • 5 The Reactions can convey 6 new emotional states

    The 6 Reactions have the following labels indicating what they should convey: Love, Haha, Yay, Wow, Sad, and Angry. See also: why do we have emotions.

  • 6 The true dislike button will remain unavailable

    Out of fear that it might influence its community negatively, Facebook chose not to put a classic 'dislike' button. The Reactions will hopefully not make Facebook more negative than it is.

  • 7 It'll be available everywhere for all posts

    The Reactions will be available on both mobile and desktop, and for all sorts of posts.

  • 8 Some think the Reactions aren't perfect

    Some journalists think that emoji reactions aren't a perfect solution. For example, if someone shares the news of a loved one's death, 'sad' emoji seems almost as inappropriate as 'liking' the post. 

  • 9 Zuckerberg promised it won't be a downvote

    Mark Zuckerberg said in September 2015 that the dislike feature won't work as a 'downvote'. That seems like the reason why no Reaction is a direct opposite of Like button.

  • 10 'Sympathize' button isn't part of Reactions

    At the end of 2013, employees at the Facebook's 'Compassion Research Day' explored implementing a “Sympathize” button. This button didn't end up in Reactions.

  • 11 Love Reaction could replace Sympathize button

    Some think the Sympathize button didn't make it because Love Reaction already fills the role of expressing sympathy. See how Mark Zuckerberg spends his day