According to a Daily Beast report, Facebook has been secretly testing a “downvote” button. It is being tested on limited profiles for a limited number of posts.
Facebook is testing downvoting comments pic.twitter.com/SBOSQITotO
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) February 8, 2018
In a statement to Gizmodo, Facebook described the test as limited and clarified that the new “downvote” button will not work as a dislike button.
We are not testing a dislike button. We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts. – a spokesperson wrote, “This is running for a small set of people in the U.S. only.”
It is interesting to see if Facebook actually rolls out this feature specially for pages because users would love to have that option to voice their opinion about a page post.