Facebook is testing a downvote feature2018-02-09 16:39 by Daniela
Facebook is currently testing a feature that allows users to "downvote" comments. And Facebook pointed out that this is not a "dislike" button. This is simply a measure for collecting responses and feedback for comments on public Pages.
"We are not testing a dislike button. 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 U.S. only," a Facebook spokesperson said.
According to Facebook, this is a short-term test that doesn't affect the ranking of the comment, post, or Page. It's designed as a way to give feedback to Facebook, not the commenter, and there will be no publicly visible count of how many downvotes a comment gets. The test is running for 5% of Android users in the U.S. with language set to English.
The downvote button only appears on public Page posts, not on posts by Groups, public figures or users. There's currently no plan to expand the test as is.
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