Facebook is testing a new “downvote” button that will let people hide comments and provide feedback about them.
However, the social network denied that the new feature was a “dislike” button, which many Facebook users have requested.
The downvote button is being tried out by a small number of US users. The company also announced a number of other measures aimed at improving the Facebook community. The social network confirmed the test to news site Tech Crunch.
According to BBC, “We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts.
This is running for a small set of people in the US only,” the company said in a statement.
Other social sites such as Reddit have a “downvote” option that reduces the visibility of unpopular posts.
When Facebook’s downvote button is clicked, the selected comment is hidden.
People can then decide whether to flag a post as “offensive”, “misleading” or “off-topic”.
However, it does not affect the visibility of the post for other people and does not affect its ranking in the news feed.
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