It’s been one year Facebook added a feature called “reactions”. Where you can show your reactions to someone’s post instead of just liking them. Those reactions include “love,” “haha,” “sad,” “angry,” and “wow”. However, after all these times, the demand for a dislike button is still high.
Now, Facebook is planning to bring this high demand feature, but not where you want it to be.
As TechCrunch reports, the social media giant seems to be testing different reactions in its popular messaging app. Just the same way you long press the like button to choose a reaction on any Facebook post.
However, instead of just adding “love,” “haha,” “sad,” “angry,” and “wow,” and definitely “thumbs-up” or like, the Messenger version is also adding a “thumbs-down” or dislike button.
This is pretty similar to the reactions feature on iMessage. Which Apple introduced last fall with the release of iOS 10. Users on iMessage can now long press to add a reaction like “thumbs-up” and “thumbs-down.”
Well, the “thumbs-down” button on Facebook Messenger doesn’t really mean a dislike button. As the company told TechCrunch, this was meant a lot more of a “no” rather than dislike. That seems quite logical as people often use Messenger to coordinate plans and answer questions with a prompt yes or no.
“We’re always testing ways to make Messenger more fun and engaging,” Facebook told TechCrunch in a statement. “This is a small test where we enable people to share an emoji that best represents their feelings on a message.”
You may not use these reactions on Messenger right this moment. At this point, Facebook is testing the reactions and may bring the feature into Messenger soon if the primary testers give it a thumbs-up.