So Facebook is all set to add Dislike button soon to its functionality but the button might not be at the place where you all had expected.
While using Messenger, you can attach an emoji to your recipient’s message. This is done exactly in the same way like people use reactions in Facebook News Feed. This feature was first spotted by a TechCrunch reader while using his messenger app.
However emoji varies from Facebook reactions to Messenger app. When you hover above Home feed emoji, you’ll discover Thumbs Up, Love, Haha, Wow, Angry and Sad icons to use. In Messenger the user will be able to select from heart eyes, lol, wow, angry, sad and dislike emoji.
Facebook offers a features of emoji counter below the messages in each chat. To view the counter of who left which emoji, you have to select the specific message in the thread.
While confirming the feature to TechCrunch Facebook said, “We’re always testing ways to make Messenger more fun and engaging. This is a small test where we enable people to share an emoji that best represents their feelings on a message.”
Here it is important to mention that Facebook has not enabled this feature in Home Feed to avoid negativity among its users. According to Facebook the feature will only be accessible while using the messenger. This option will act as disagreement over anything. The Dislike option will be enabled as opposite to accept or like emoji/feature. The option will prove to be useful in group messages where anyone could use like or dislike option to show acceptance or disapproval on anything. The feature will also help to eliminate any confusion in long threads.
Since the reactions have been launched from almost a year ago, they have been used from over 300 billion times in a single year. The “love’ reaction was reported to be most used reaction by the users.
The dislike feature is currently in pilot testing and will take some days to be made available globally for Facebook users.