Facebook ‘Dislike’ Button Released–in Sticker Store for Messenger

December 20, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Facebook users have long clamored for a “dislike” button and it appears there is one for the Facebook Messenger.

The company, however, recently said that there will be no “dislike” button in the normal Facebook experience in statuses and in other posts.

The “dislike” button is available on the mobile and desktop versions of Facebook Messenger.

According to the Daily Dot, the “dislike” or “thumbs-down” button comes in a pack of “stickers” for the app on Facebook’s Sticker Store. They’re available for free.

The stickers were created several months ago during a hack-a-thon, reported AllFacebook.

The other stickers include a hand holding flowers, a heart, a peace sign, and a fist in the air.

Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin said on Reddit that a “dislike” button won’t be in the works.

“Like is the lightest-weight way to express positive sentiment,” Baldwin wrote in April. “I don’t think adding a light-weight way to express negative sentiment would be that valuable. I know there are times when it’d make sense, like when a friend is having a rough day, or got into a car accident like my sister yesterday (she’s OK!). For these times, a nice comment from a friend goes a long way.”

Facebok is also said to be considering a “sympathize” button for certain sad posts.

Dan Muriello, a Facebook engineer, told the Huffington Post: “It would be, ‘five people sympathize with this,’ instead of ‘five people ‘like’ this.’ Which of course a lot of people were — and still are — very excited about. But we made a decision that it was not exactly the right time to launch that product. Yet.”

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