Facebook has finally succumbed to public pressure and decided to add a 'Dislike' button. They announced it yesterday at a public town hall meeting that was streamed online.

According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, "I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day, because today is the day I can say we're working on it and shipping it."

Right now, of course, you only have the option of "liking" a post with the little "thumps up" sign. Or you can simply comment on it.

The new "dislike" button will be available soon, but no official date has been revealed yet.

But when they do add this feature, it won't work like a voting system where stuff that people "like" gets voted up higher, while stuff that people "dislike" is down-voted and lower. What's the point you ask?

According to Zuckerberg, "What [users] really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment."

Sure buddy.

We all know what this feature is for -- a way for us to diss someone else's opinion or annoying posts without having to say why. But keep in mind it'll still show who disliked something, so don't get too excited.



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