Why Facebook won’t offer a ‘dislike’ button

Former CTO of the social network explained Facebook’s decision to not users the ability to express discontent through only the click of a button. 

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Have you ever seen a post on Facebook that not only did you not “like,” but you actively disliked it?

Perhaps you were frustrated only a “like” function exists for Facebook posts, and no option to “dislike” something publicly and officially.

Well, there’s a reason for that.

Former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor, who currently serves as CEO of the mobile productivity app Quip, told Tech Radar:

[The dislike button] came up a lot. In fact even the language of the word like was something we discussed a lot as well. But regarding the dislike button, the main reason is that in the context of the social network, the negativity of that button has a lot of unfortunate consequences.

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