Facebook Confirms Test of ‘Downvote’ Button for Comment Moderation

Facebook is testing a downvote button on a limited set of public Page post comment reels. A feature that lets some users register a negative reaction to comments on the social network. However it is not the “dislike” button many users have long desired. Facebook Confirms Test of ‘Downvote’ Button for Comment Moderation.

On Twitter Some Facebook users have reported about “downvote” button in the comment section of posts on public Facebook pages. When you select it, the button offers reporting options like “Offensive,” “Misleading” and “Off Topic.”

Facebook Confirms Test of ‘Downvote’ Button for Comment Moderation

Facebook has confirmed that it is conducting a brief test of the comment moderation feature on a small set of English-speaking Android users.

A Facebook spokesperson said in a statement:

“We are not testing a dislike button, 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.”

He further added:

Unlike the “like” button or “Reactions,” the downvote button isn’t about giving feedback to commenters but rather to Facebook. The intention is to give users a way to flag inappropriate, uncivil or misleading comments.

However it has been reported by the company that there are currently no plans to expand the feature.

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