posted by Hollie-Anne Brooks

Can we dislike this?

Until recently, we only had the option to ‘like’ our friend’s status which was pretty sh*t when they revealed they’d broken up with their bae/had a rubbish day at work/run out of Nutella. However, when the reactions were introduced we had a bit of a field day- angry, sad, love… it was all there. But let’s be real, Facebook are denying us the feature we’ve been asking for since the days of emo fringes and adding your favourite inspirational quotes in the info section.

That’s right, we all really want a dislike button but we have some sad news- Facebook won’t be giving anytime soon.

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If you’re lucky, you may have spotted a dislike button appear in Facebook Messanger. That’s right, despite Mark Zuckerberg’s insistance that he will never make a dislike button for Facebook, there has been sighting of that all-elusive thumbs down button for some users. Facebook themselves confirmed the test was real and some users were indeed able to send a thumbs down via the messaging service. But it doesn’t mean it’s coming to the site.

Whilst a thumbs down emoji-style button may be prevelent within the messaging service, it’s very much different to being able to dislike a status or a post. Just like sending any other emoji, it seems Facebook’s latest test is nothing more than adding a new emoji.

So, why won’t we get a dislike button?

Whilst Mr Zuckerberg has previously hinted at a dislike button, it seems he was trolling people and sending the rumour mill into overdrive. According the Mark-Z, adding a dislike button would be too negative and could lead to bullying and we totally see his point, to be honest.

Whilst Marky-Zed might be a billionaire and ownes one of the biggest companies in the world, he clearly has a vision to use the platform for good and does a lot of charity work and works to make the site a better place. And when you put it that way, who can argue?

Still annoyed at Facebook?

Here’s a picture of Mark Zuckerberg’s dog, Beast.

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