To be clear: there is no Facebook Dislike button—for now at least.
It’s a saucy thing to talk about, as evidenced by the opportunists that have been taking advantage of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ambiguous language surrounding the topic.
A dislike button would fundamentally change the social network, so Facebook wouldn’t launch such a tool without delivering the news itself. Early last week, Zuckerberg confirmed during a Q&A live stream that Facebook’s engineers have been working on a dislike button.
“It’s important to give people more options than just ‘like’ to better express sympathy and empathy,” said Zuckerberg. “Not every moment is a good moment.”