Facebook is expanding the roll-out of its'downvote' button to users outside the US. The Reddit-style tool allows people to upvote or downvote posts based on how they feel about particular comments. The firm claims the purpose of the feature is to flag up inappropriate comments, which it defines as having'bad intentions or is disrespectful'. It insists that the feature is not a'dislike' button and there are no plans for one in the future. Facebook is expanding the roll-out of its'downvote' button to users outside the US.
Back in 2016, Facebook reportedly chose to roll out Reactions instead of a dislike button, because the latter would've sown too much negativity. According to The Daily Beast, though, the social network is now testing a "downvote" button, which has its own place underneath comments separate from Reactions. While it's easy to think of it as the antithesis to Like, Facebook told us that's not the case at all. "We are not testing a dislike button," a spokesperson told us. "We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts. This is running for a small set of people in the US only."